Celebrity Studies

(The TQCC of Celebrity Studies is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Governing entertainment celebrities in China: practices, policies and politics (2005–2020)15
The art of attracting attention: a process model of Chinese toubu vloggers’ strategies to create online identities and self-brands12
Internationalising Celebrity Studies: turning towards Asia10
BTS for BLM: K-pop, Race, and Transcultural Fandom9
Celebrity, Inc.: the self as work in the era of presentational culture online7
Performing nationalist populism in Turkey: an exploration of anti-Western, anti-elite and Muslim conservative undercurrents7
Singaporean Influencers and Covid-19 on Instagram Stories7
Celebrity memes, audioshop, and participatory fan culture: a case study on Keanu Reeves memes6
Look what you made them do: understanding fans’ affective responses to Taylor Swift’s political coming-out4
Filter bubbles and guru effects: Jordan B. Peterson as a public intellectual in the attention economy4
#ModiWithAkshay: ‘Brand Modi’, social media and Bollywood star power4
Idols, celebrities, and fans at the time of post-catastrophe4
Aunt Becky goes rogue: de-celebrification and de-mothering in the college cheating scandal, Operation Varsity Blues3
Warburg’s dogs: Nobel laureates and scientific celebrity3
Performing whiteness: skin beauty as somatechnics in South Korean stardom and celebrity3
What makes the giant panda a celebrity?3
Free Britney, b**ch!: femininity, fandom and #FreeBritney activism3
Communication, class and the commodified self: exploring the divergent pathways to celebrity in the electro dance subculture3
National populists: right-wing celebrity politicians in contemporary Europe3
The concept of an ‘anticelebrity’: a new type of antihero of the media age and its impact on modern politics3
‘Are there Marlians in the Buhari government?’ Popular music and personality cult in Nigeria3
Analysing celebrity politics from Obama to Trump3
On good girls and woke white women: Miss Americana and the performance of popular white womanhood3
Black celebrity matters: on the instability of fame3
We’re all television stars in a pandemic3
Forever Gor Gor, changing fans: Leslie Cheung posthumous fandom revisited2
‘Labouring in the image’: celebrity, femininity, and the fully commodified self in the drag of Willam Belli2
The celebrity whitewashing of Black Lives Matter and social injustices2
Fiction and reality entangled: Chinese ‘coupling’ (CP) fans pairing male celebrities for pleasure, comfort , and responsibility2
Heritage child stars on Disney+: the liquidities of child stardom in the SVOD era2
The incredible, ageless Reeves: aging celebrity, aging fans, and nostalgia2
Aamir Khan and celebrity humanitarianism in Asia: towards a cosmopolitical persona2
The world according to Siderov: the rise of the far-right celebrity politician in Bulgaria2
Celebrity myth-making: from Marilyn M. to Kim K2
Crazy Rich Eurasians: white enough to be acceptable, Asian enough to be an asset2
Homemade pet celebrities: the everyday experience of micro-celebrity in promoting the self and others2
Do parasocial relationships with micro- and mainstream celebrities differ? An empirical study testing four attributes of the parasocial relationship2
Black Lives Matter in London, June 2020: Patrick Hutchinson, instant celebrity, and changing discourses of race and class in British media2
A Touch More with Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird: authenticity, intimacy and women’s sports celebrity on Instagram live2
Policing the celebrity of Taylor Swift: introduction2
Ecological Wunderkind and heroic trollhunter: the celebrity saga of Greta Thunberg2
Taking the green pill? Keanu Reeves as ‘reluctant eco-celebrity’1
‘The Scottish Warrior’ Drew McIntyre: celebrity-commodity, symbolic ethnicity and authenticity1
Asymmetries of power in transnational literary celebrity: the case of Elif Shafak’s bilingual website1
Asian cultures of authenticity: the authentic self narrative in sociological perspective or the case of Tóc Tiên’s celebrity biography1
Death and celebrity: introduction1
‘Are Di would of loved it’: reanimating Princess Diana through dolls and AI1
The Dutch star on the flag of Europe: the personalisation of national identity in Geert Wilders’ celebrity politics1
Charity, cantopop stardom and the pandemic: Aaron Kwok’s online concert 20201
Jazz Jennings and Evie Macdonald: trans child celebrities, transnormativity, and childhood ‘innocence’1
Senses of an ending: Danish reactions to the death of Elvis Presley in 19771
The work of emotion in a digital age: ‘A trust betrayed’, ten years on1
Being ‘real’ in a staged sport: the process and negotiation of authenticity in wrestling star images1
The death of the star: celebrity decay and the Gothic portrait in Andy Warhol’sMarilyn Diptych1
Tragic blondes, Hollywood, and the “radical sixties” myth: Seberg and once upon a time in Hollywood as revisionist and reparative biopic1
‘Too good for this world:’ Keanu Reeves, God of the Internet1
Introduction to the special issue: Keanu Reeves as palimpsest1
‘To be a slut is to be free’: women in favela funk, performances of racialised femininity, and celebrity media1
Plotting the course: artistry, celebrity and kugak in South Korea1
Asian celebrity and the pandemic: introduction1
Introduction: transformations of celebrity studies: the inaugural issue, ten years on1
Meet our baby: celebrities’ children and childhood between comfort, refuge, and futurity1
Razor-sharp charms: Hugh Grant’s image renegotiation and the turn to villains1
Historicising David Attenborough’s nature: nation, continent, country and environment1
‘Obituary, gender, and posthumous fame: the New York Times Overlooked project’1
The Elon Musk experience: celebrity management in financialised capitalism1
Posthumous celebrity, persona and memorialisation: French newspaper coverage of the popular music artist Johnny Hallyday1