“The King of Pop is dead! Come to see the show” – Death and dying in the celebrities culture Cover Image

„Król popu nie żyje! Zapraszamy Państwa na spektakl”. Śmierć i umieranie w kulturze celebrytów
“The King of Pop is dead! Come to see the show” – Death and dying in the celebrities culture

Author(s): Agnieszka Ogonowska
Subject(s): Communication studies, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: Michael Jackson;celebrity;star of pop-culture;creations of identities;public image;pop culture;politic of body

Summary/Abstract: The subject matter of this article includes the beginning of Michael Jackson’s career, hispresence in the media, the strategies of creating his public identity as a pop-culture star anda celebrity, his significance in the pop music and the modern pop culture, the strategies ofthe star’s “struggling” with fame and his fans’ expectations, and the issue of “Jackson” beinga product of culture, which continues to exist and develop even after the death of the realperson.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 135-145
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish