A study of television celebrities and the influences and effects they have on modern day society

Seear, Katrina (2011) A study of television celebrities and the influences and effects they have on modern day society. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Celebrity culture has been growing and developing since the early days of television, and currently plays a big part in today's society. Its popularity allows it to remain a focus of the media entertainment industry and is thus exposed to the people of Great Britain every single day.

    This thesis studies the issues surrounding television stars who are apart of the celebrity culture, and looks to come to a conclusion as to who it is that is most affected by the coverage that these personalities receive. Through undertaking primary and academic research, an insight is given into those most vulnerable to the power that celebrities have. In this instance, a questionnaire was created in order to collect a range of opinions, and through collation and analysis, the dominant indication is that imitation and celebrity worship are found most commonly in the younger generation and in women.

    Collectively, all research combined implies that the celebrity culture is fast becoming an extremely powerful role in society, that can bring with it consequences of both a positive and negative nature.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 14:09
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:41
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4315

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