Essays about: "Celebrity Advocacy"

Found 2 essays containing the words Celebrity Advocacy.

  1. 1. J. K. Rowling’s tweets following and regarding the Parkland School Shooting – A Critical Discourse Analysis

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Lisa Katharina Wachter; [2018]
    Keywords : J. K. Rowling; Celebrity Twitter Practice; Critical Discourse Analysis; Celebrity Advocacy; Parkland School Shooting;

    Abstract : The Parkland School Shooting in February 2018 caused a flood of empathy, grief, and anger on Twitter. Having gained popularity and a reputation for her political commentary on US American events on the social media platform, the British author J. K. Rowling published a variety of intriguing tweets following and regarding the Shooting. READ MORE

  2. 2. Pop-culture icons as agents of change? : The roles and fucntions of celebrity activists in peace- and development related global issues

    University essay from Växjö universitet/Institutionen för samhällsvetenskap

    Author : Jonas Andersson; [2007]
    Keywords : celebrity activism; pop-culture icons; politics; advocacy; diplomacy; power;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study is to examine the possible theoretic and (f)actual role(s) of pop-culture icons in peace and evelopment-related global issues, using the qualitative research methods of text- and discourse analysis. Do pop-culture icons have a role to play at all in this field? If so, what is that role? What are these celebrity activists currently saying and doing on the international development scene and what are their analyses like? What are their current and historical functions? There is support in the academic literature suggesting that celebrity activists can possess vast power resources (scope of influence), (soft) power and (charismatic) authority, which in turn enables them to influence the attitudes and values of (especially young, receptive) people. READ MORE