Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development

Alexandra Cosima Budabin, Lisa Ann Richey

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Can a celebrity be a “disrupter,” promoting strategic partnerships to foster ideas and funding to revitalize the development field—or are they just charismatic ambassadors for big business? Examining the role of the rich and famous in development and humanitarianism, this book argues that celebrities do both, and that understanding why and how yields insight into the realities of neoliberal development.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMinnesota
PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
Number of pages299
ISBN (Print)9781517907594, 9781517907587
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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