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Celebrity Studies Journal 10.3 Special Issue on Authenticating Celebrity now online

Celebrity Studies Journal is please to announce the release of our latest issue on the theme 'Authenticating Celebrity'. Many thanks to Special Issue editor Gaston Franssen for your hard work.

The issue is available online at:

For a sneak peak of the contents, please check out the list of articles below.

Sincerity and authenticity in celebrity culture: introduction<><>
Gaston Franssen

Because it’s the truth: authenticating Chanel through celebrity death and fan magazines<>
Ann-Marie Fleming

In/authenticity and food-celebrity relationships in Michael Pollan’s In Defence of Food and Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Food Revolution <>
Katrine Meldgaard Kjær

‘We are not calling her Italian’: narratives and images of ethnic incorporation in Isa Miranda’s American persona<>
Antonella Palmieri

From Clooney to Kardashian: reluctant celebrity and social media <>
Pamela Ingleton and Lorraine York

YouTubers-turned-authors and the problematic practice of authenticity<>
Alison Lutton

How to get away with authenticity: Viola Davis and the intersections of Blackness, naturalness, femininity and relatability<>
Francesca Sobande

Hating Skyler White: audience engagement, gender politics and celebrity culture<>
Joke Hermes and Leonie Stoete

In our Forum
@realDonaldTrump: political celebrity, authenticity, and para-social engagement on Twitter<>
Andrea McDonnell and Mark Wheeler

Why I too write about Beyonceì<>
Jaap Kooijman

Real men: Sam Smith’s emasculation of the James Bond theme<>
Nicholas Manganas

‘Taylor Swift: the hardest working, zaniest girl in show business. . .’<>
Maryn Wilkinson


Dr Celia Lam

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University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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