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‘Beckham studies,’ the graduate seminar
Posted By John Turnbull On 11 December 2007 @ 17:47 In England | No Comments
David Beckham‘s capacity to generate cultural comment (see Nov 20 , Nov 7  and Jul 16  for three recent examples) and to bolster the CVs of tenure-track academics continues. UK- and France-based researchers Patricia Gaya Wicks, Agnes Nairn and Christine Griffin in the current Consumption, Markets and Culture  choose Beckham for a case study on how the commodification of celebrities affects children’s moral development.
“What does this mean,” the authors write, “for children’s understanding of a global media culture which revolves around a culture of spectacle and commodified celebrity?” We should expect numerous citations to the late Jean Baudrillard .
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URLs in this post:
 Nov 20: http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=300
 Nov 7: http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=280
 Jul 16: http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=262
 Consumption, Markets and Culture: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713455353~db=all
 Jean Baudrillard: http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=243
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