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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 [1], Nov 7 [2] and Jul 16 [3] 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 [4] 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 [5].

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[1] Nov 20: http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=300

[2] Nov 7: http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=280

[3] Jul 16: http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=262

[4] Consumption, Markets and Culture: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713455353~db=all

[5] Jean Baudrillard: http://www.theglobalgame.com/blog/?p=243

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