Celebrity Politics: Image and Identity in Contemporary Political Communications by Mark Wheeler

Mark Wheeler is a Professor of Political Communications at London Metropolitan University. Mark’s research interests include the political economy of the global mass media, the political relations between Hollywood and Washington, and the rise of celebrity politics. This week, Mark Wheeler introduces his new book on Celebrity Politics. Celebrity politicians and politicized celebrities have had…

Celebrity Humanitarianism: The Ideology of Global Charity by Ilan Kapoor

Ilan Kapoor is a Professor of Environmental Studies at York University, Canada. Ilan’s research interests include post-colonial politics, social/environmental movements and celebrity humanitarianism. This week, Ilan Kapoor introduces his new book on Celebrity Humanitarianism. In the last two decades especially, we have witnessed the rise of ‘celebrity’ forms of global humanitarianism and charity work, spearheaded…