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On consuming celebrities : the case of the Kylie e-community

Hewer, P.A. and Hamilton, Kathy (2010) On consuming celebrities : the case of the Kylie e-community. Advances in Consumer Research, 38.

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In this paper, we seek to move beyond the standard endorsement and communications approach to celebrity. Our analysis reveals that celebrities offer consumers vital dreams of survival and escape achieved through consumer to consumer exchanges in the emerging digitalscape of online fan communities. Here celebrity functions as a form of collective therapy practiced through celebrity e-forums.

Item type: Article
ID code: 28305
Keywords: endorsement, celebrity function, celebrity, Kylie, fan communities, Social Sciences (General), Economics and Econometrics, Applied Psychology, Marketing
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Marketing
Depositing user: Mrs Jan Whiteford
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2010 14:09
Last modified: 21 May 2015 12:39
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