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First Comes Love: Power Couples, Celebrity Kinship and Cultural Politics

First Comes Love: Power Couples, Celebrity Kinship and Cultural Politics
First Comes Love: Power Couples, Celebrity Kinship and Cultural Politics
With the prominence of one-name couples (Brangelina, Kimye) and famous families (the Smiths, the Beckhams), it is becoming increasingly clear that celebrity is no longer an individual pursuit-if it ever was. Accordingly, First Comes Love explores celebrity kinship and the phenomenon of the power couple: those relationships where two stars come together and where their individual identities as celebrities become inseparable from their status as a famous twosome.

Taken together, the chapters in this volume interrogate the ways these alliances are bound up in wider cultural debates about marriage, love, intimacy, family, parenthood, sexuality, and gender, in their particular historical contexts, from the 1920s to the present day. Interdisciplinary in scope, First Comes Love seeks to establish how celebrity relationships play particular roles in dramatizing, disrupting, and reconciling often-contradictory ideas about coupledom and kinship formations - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/first-comes-love-9781628921229/#sthash.9IScvoXP.dpuf
9781628921229
Bloomsbury Academic
Cobb, Shelley
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Ewen, Neil
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Cobb, Shelley
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Ewen, Neil
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Cobb, Shelley and Ewen, Neil (eds.) (2015) First Comes Love: Power Couples, Celebrity Kinship and Cultural Politics , London, GB. Bloomsbury Academic, 392pp.

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With the prominence of one-name couples (Brangelina, Kimye) and famous families (the Smiths, the Beckhams), it is becoming increasingly clear that celebrity is no longer an individual pursuit-if it ever was. Accordingly, First Comes Love explores celebrity kinship and the phenomenon of the power couple: those relationships where two stars come together and where their individual identities as celebrities become inseparable from their status as a famous twosome.

Taken together, the chapters in this volume interrogate the ways these alliances are bound up in wider cultural debates about marriage, love, intimacy, family, parenthood, sexuality, and gender, in their particular historical contexts, from the 1920s to the present day. Interdisciplinary in scope, First Comes Love seeks to establish how celebrity relationships play particular roles in dramatizing, disrupting, and reconciling often-contradictory ideas about coupledom and kinship formations - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/first-comes-love-9781628921229/#sthash.9IScvoXP.dpuf

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Published date: 27 August 2015
Organisations: Film

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Local EPrints ID: 387023
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/387023
ISBN: 9781628921229
PURE UUID: 887b6168-e448-4e88-8659-53591d66f5e4
ORCID for Shelley Cobb: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1153-8482

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Date deposited: 09 Feb 2016 14:44
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:36

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Editor: Shelley Cobb ORCID iD
Editor: Neil Ewen

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