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Thornton, Niamh (2010) “YouTube: Transnational Fandom and Mexican Divas”. Transnational Cinemas, 1 (1). pp. 53-67. [Journal article]


URL: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=183/


YouTube is a rich source of fan material representing transnational film stars. The videos created by fans have multiple functions, including a celebration of their idols, an engagement with a transnational audience, and a space in which they can create and project a packaged self. The results are the development of a form that draws on the techniques and images of classical film, mixed with the duration and aesthetics of the modern music video. Using interviews with YouTubers, this article analyses the YouTube videos of María Félix and Dolores del Río as transnational star texts.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:María Félix, Dolores del Río, stars, YouTube, music, fan culture
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Media, Film & Journalism
Research Institutes and Groups:Centre for Media Research
ID Code:15752
Deposited By:Dr Niamh Thornton
Deposited On:22 Sep 2010 21:41
Last Modified:18 May 2011 10:47

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