How Celebrities Shape North-South Relations

  • Richey, Lisa Ann (Project participant)
  • Christiansen, Lene Bull (Project participant)
  • Mubanda Rasmussen, Louise (Project participant)
  • Budabin, Alexandra (Project participant)
  • Hood, Johanna (Project participant)

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

Development aid has become increasingly bureaucratized, with check-lists, manuals and log-frames moving money into large-scale programs instead of small, visible, bounded projects. At the same time, powerful images of turbulence and suffering in the South come into people’s living rooms and the recipients of these messages are moved to act, but how? Trusted celebrities with simple but powerful ideas are changing the relations of expertise between North and South. Understanding how celebrity involvement is shaping North-South relations has important implications for what we give in aid, how we shop and who we are willing to let in our borders.
AcronymCELEBS
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/04/201201/05/2014

Keywords

  • celebrities, aid, development, gender, culture, Africa

Research Output

Performative Brand Aid: The Celebrity‐led Benefit Event as Information Platform, Fundraiser and/or Entertainment

Christiansen, L. B. & Olwig, M. F., 28 Mar 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

From Denmark with Love: The narrative structure of global celebrity driven affective connectivity

Christiansen, L. B., 14 Dec 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Mobilizing for Global AIDS Treatment: Clicking Compassion and Shopping Salvation

Richey, L. A., 2012, In : N O R D I C O M Review. 33, p. 29-44

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Public Intellectuals and Affective Icons: Danish Afropolitans as Aid Celebrities

Christiansen, L. B. & Richey, L. A., 19 Jun 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Activities

  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 1 Lecture and oral contribution

Social Media Week Copenhagen

Lene Bull Christiansen (Speaker)

18 Feb 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Inaugural seminar for the research cluster "Celebrities as New Global Actors"

Louise Mubanda Rasmussen (Organizer)

12 Jun 201313 Jun 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

International Studies Association Annual Meeting

Lisa Ann Richey (Speaker)

3 Apr 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Symposium: Capitalism, Democracy and Celebrity Advocacy

Louise Mubanda Rasmussen (Participant)

19 Jun 201220 Jun 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course