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The Resource Celebrity humanitarianism : the ideology of global charity, Ilan Kapoor

Celebrity humanitarianism : the ideology of global charity, Ilan Kapoor

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Celebrity humanitarianism : the ideology of global charity
Title
Celebrity humanitarianism
Title remainder
the ideology of global charity
Statement of responsibility
Ilan Kapoor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the last two decades especially, we have witnessed the rise of 'celebrity' forms of global humanitarianism and charity work, spearheaded by entertainment stars, billionaires, and activist NGOs (e.g. Bob Geldof, Bono, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Bill Gates, George Soros, Save Darfur, Medeçins Sans Frontières). This book examines this new phenomenon, arguing that celebrity humanitarianism legitimates, and indeed promotes, neoliberal capitalism and global inequality.Drawing on Slavoj Žižek's work, the book shows how celebrity humanitarianism, far from being altruistic, is significantly contaminated and ideological: it is most often self-serving, helping to promote institutional aggrandizement and the celebrity 'brand'; it advances consumerism and corporate capitalism, and rationalizes the very global inequality it seeks to redress; it is fundamentally depoliticizing, despite its pretensions to 'activism'; and it contributes to a 'postdemocratic' political landscape, which appears outwardly open and consensual, but is in fact managed by unaccountable elites"--
  • "This book examines the new phenomenon of celebrity humanitarianism arguing that legitimates neoliberal capitalism and global inequality"--
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DLC
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Kapoor, Ilan
Dewey number
361.7
Index
index present
LC call number
HV41
LC item number
.K276 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Interventions
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  • Charities
  • Celebrities
  • Humanitarianism
  • Capitalism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
Label
Celebrity humanitarianism : the ideology of global charity, Ilan Kapoor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [132]-141) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
754731342
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 145 pages
Isbn
9780415783392
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2012018127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)754731342
Label
Celebrity humanitarianism : the ideology of global charity, Ilan Kapoor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [132]-141) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
754731342
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 145 pages
Isbn
9780415783392
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2012018127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)754731342

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