Celebrities

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China's National Day Blockbuster: My People, My Country

Column
Mingyi Hou
22/10/2019
14 minutes to read

'My people, my country'  - a Chinese movie promoting a patriotic zeal and dominant political agenda - becomes a worldwide hype not only in China, but also in the Chinese diaspora.Why is that?

How ContraPoints commands the YouTube Stage

Article
Inge van de Ven
28/10/2019
11 minutes to read

Inge van de Ven examines YouTube vlogger ContraPoints as a public intellectual in the context of strategies of self-representation in the attention economy. 

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Ted Bundy as seen by Elizabeth Kloepfer

Paper
Amber van Esseveld
12/12/2019
11 minutes to read

This paper discusses a recent Netflix dramatization of the lifes of Ted Bundy and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer. How do you present a character that is Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile?

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Joel Beukers gives his own twist to Foucault's biopower

Article
Yannick Arts
14/10/2019
11 minutes to read

Joel Beukers, a Dutch fitness guru and entrepreneur, has been very successful thanks to the obsession with the human body and the current technological era. His loud personality resembles that of another Dutch media personality.

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Jameela Jamil's 'I Weigh' movement and its weight on society

Article
Lea Goeron
06/01/2020
9 minutes to read

In this article, we deal with the concept of body positivity, Jameela Jamil's 'I Weigh' movement on social media, and how she is trying to make the online world a safer place for teenagers and adolescents insecure about their image. 

Miss Vietnam 2014: When beauty standards are "westernized"

Article
Nhu Truong
08/01/2020
14 minutes to read

This article discusses the public image of Miss Vietnam 2014, an "abnormal" Miss by Vietnamese standards, who is still considered a successful celebrity by those more familiar with "Western" cultural values.

The readable body of Trisha Paytas

Article
Egle Talandyte
09/12/2019
10 minutes to read

This paper uses the Foucauldian theoretical framework to analyze the online visual display of the (morphing) body of Trisha Paytas. 

Body Morphing on Instagram

Article
Mariosé Bergsteijn
23/10/2019
11 minutes to read

Celebrities morph their online self-presentation, because when you look like and do things that are not recognizable by the masses, you are perceived as abnormal and therefore do not belong in society.