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Humanitarian aid and the impoverished rhetoric of celebrity advocacy

Author: Marouf Arif Hasian, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Providing a comparative study on celebrity advocacy - from the work of Bono, George Clooney, Madonna, Greg Mortenson, and Kim Kardashian West - this book provides scholars and readers with a better  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marouf Arif Hasian, Jr.
ISBN: 9781433134036 1433134039 9781433134029 1433134020
OCLC Number: 945730082
Description: vi, 279 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 The Growing Influence of Celebrity Advocacy and the Questions Raised by 21st-Century Celebrity Humanitarianism --
ch. 2 Bono's and Geldof's Legacies, Compassionate Consumption, and the Mythic Rise of "Band Aid" Celebrity Humanitarianism --
ch. 3 Madonna, Malawi, and the Role Celebrity Advocacy Plays in 21st-century Adoption and Children's Rights Controversies --
ch. 4 Three Cups of Tea, Militarized Celebrity Advocacy, and the Ideological Resonance of National Mythologies During Times of War --
ch. 5 The Ambivalent Power of Social Media and the Indigenous Paths Not Taken in Kony 2012 --
ch. 6 "Angelina Touched Our Souls": The Mixed Reception of Angelina Jolie's In the Land of Blood and Honey and the Quest for Justice for Rape Victims --
ch. 7 Kim Kardashian, "Fame for the Forgotten," and Transmediated Remembrances of the Armenian Genocide --
ch. 8 "Not on Our Watch": George Clooney's Celebrity Activism in the Sudan and Neoliberal Calls of Genocide Prevention --
ch. 9 21st-century Lessons Learned and the Future of Celebrity Advocacy.
Responsibility: Marouf A. Hasian, Jr.


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