Spectacular Charity: Celebrities and the Construction of Pity
Ming Lim discusses her research with Mona Moufahim into the spectacularization of the suffering of celebrities taking part in charity fundraising campaigns.Read more
What Makes Reality TV So Compelling For So Many People?
Andrew MacLaren presents the idea of reality TV stars as preconceived, designed and packaged products from his co-authored JMM article: Puppets of necessity? Celebritisation in structured reality television.Read more
A study into the resilience of urban retail and service agglomerations
Christoph Teller, Steve Wood and Arne Floh investigate the competitive relationship between traditional ‘evolved’ town centres and ‘created’ shopping malls, and the drivers of competitiveness in the form of key agglomeration resources (accessibility, parking condition, tenant mix, atmosphere).Read more