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date: 24 May 2022

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This article discusses the media celebrity, specifically the field of star studies. The discussion is divided into two main sections. The first section explores the basic elements and history of star studies. It includes discussions on the emergence of celebrity and star studies and the global nature of stardom. The second section outlines the three main directions that star studies has taken, mostly during the post-Dyer years. It also presents a brief outline of the major theoretical currents that compose this still-evolving field, namely the work of stardom, star texts, and identity politics.

Keywords: media celebrity, star studies, celebrity studies, stardom, post-Dyer years, work of stardom, star texts, identity politics

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