Celebrities and Afropolitans: Managing Private Affect in Transnational Relations

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    Celebrity has become a way of mediating between proximity and distance in the global as well as the specific context. As the paradigms of ‘people we know so well’ that are simultaneously ‘just like us’ and ‘exemplary,’ celebrities have become proxy philanthropists, statesmen, executives and healers. This paper will explore how saturating communications between the global North and South with celebrity content normalizes the celebrity modality of ‘Africa’. This presentation will explore how in the aid celebrity modality, expertise becomes celebritized and circulated, while affective commitment is bestowed on emotional sovereigns for management-linking Western donors with Afropolitans.
    Publikationsdato2 apr. 2012
    Antal sider20
    StatusUdgivet - 2 apr. 2012
    BegivenhedInternational Studies Association Annual Convention 2012: Power, Principles and Participation in the Global Information Age - San Diego, USA
    Varighed: 1 apr. 20124 apr. 2012


    KonferenceInternational Studies Association Annual Convention 2012
    BySan Diego
    AndetAnnual Meeting of the International Studies Association

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