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Comunicar Journal 25: Quality Television (Vol. 13 - 2005)

Theoretic bases for the reflection on the social meaning of theoretical famous and less famous people in television


María Lamuedra-Graván


This article aims to set a theoretical framework for a debate about the advantages and disadvantages of the actual way in which celebrities are portrayed in Spanish television. This work deals with how fame has been present in several societies over time. The phenomenon of celebrity is placed in a context that includes the USA and Britain. The piece introduces the idea, argued by a relevant number of Anglo-Saxon authors, that fame and democracy have walked and developed together in a number of countries.q


Celebrities, celebrities-in-relation, television, telerubbish

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