Celebrities and Afropolitans: Managing Private Affect in Transnational Relations

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Abstrakt

Celebrity has become a way of mediating between proximity and distance in the global as well as the specific context. As the paradigms of ‘people we know so well’ that are simultaneously ‘just like us’ and ‘exemplary,’ celebrities have become proxy philanthropists, statesmen, executives and healers. This paper will explore how saturating communications between the global North and South with celebrity content normalizes the celebrity modality of ‘Africa’. This presentation will explore how in the aid celebrity modality, expertise becomes celebritized and circulated, while affective commitment is bestowed on emotional sovereigns for management-linking Western donors with Afropolitans.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2 apr. 2012
Antal sider20
StatusUdgivet - 2 apr. 2012
Udgivet eksterntJa
Begivenhed53rd ISA Annual Convention: International Studies Association Conference 2012 - The Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, USA
Varighed: 1 apr. 20124 apr. 2012
Konferencens nummer: 53
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Konference

Konference53rd ISA Annual Convention
Nummer53
LokationThe Hilton San Diego Bayfront
LandUSA
BySan Diego
Periode01/04/201204/04/2012
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