Idolized

Idolized

Music, Media, and Identity in American Idol

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The hit television program American Idol provides a stage where the politics of national, regional, ethnic, and religious identity are performed for millions of viewers. Diversity is carefully highlighted and coached into a viable commodity by judges, argues Katherine Meizel, with contestants packaged into familiar portraits of American identities. Consumer choice, as expressed by audience voting, also shapes the course of the show -- negotiating ideas of democracy and opportunity closely associated with.
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
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1 online resource (xii, 301 pages) : illustrations

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