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by Tilton on June 17, 2011

In order to begin discussing my thoughts on the future of idea of the “celebrity,” there are a couple of key points that need to be addressed. The overall theme of this session is the “Post Post- Modern Celebrity.” So, what’s is post post-modern? The organizer of our session, Ryan Junell, framed this concept by describing modernism as “the post-enlightenment industrialization mostly in the west in the 19th and 20th centuries” & post-modernism “a reaction to modernism’s sense of objectivity and defines an era of 20th/21st century late-capitalism.” So, it seems that the idea of the “post post-modern” would need to go beyond this initial reaction to focus on some of the subjectivity that presents itself, address that subjectivity in a critical manner and look at how the newer tools of production & channels of communication impact our understanding of modern society. A great place to begin a critical look of modern society is by examining what we as a society consider the best representation of our society, the celebrity.

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