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The celebrity politician : budskap om feminism och identitet inom internationell politik

Ekholm, Anna LU (2015) MRSG31 20151
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
What happens when celebrities engage themselves politically and how do they handle the criticism that they do not have the essential expertis to become political representants? In my study I want to answer those questions and further analyse how the public reacts to the rhetoric of celebrity politicians. I have therefore analysed Emma Watson’s speech where she launched the UN-based ”HeforShe-campaign, a campaign Emma Watson represents. In this speech Emma Watson refers to some scientific studies to prove her worth as a political leader. But is is through her use of identitypolitics in her rhetoric arguments where she truly convinces the audience of her political worth. The theories I use to answer my questions are based on John Street’s... (More)
What happens when celebrities engage themselves politically and how do they handle the criticism that they do not have the essential expertis to become political representants? In my study I want to answer those questions and further analyse how the public reacts to the rhetoric of celebrity politicians. I have therefore analysed Emma Watson’s speech where she launched the UN-based ”HeforShe-campaign, a campaign Emma Watson represents. In this speech Emma Watson refers to some scientific studies to prove her worth as a political leader. But is is through her use of identitypolitics in her rhetoric arguments where she truly convinces the audience of her political worth. The theories I use to answer my questions are based on John Street’s theory of ”celebrity politicians”, so I can define Emma Watson’s political position, and I also refer to Henrik Bang’s theory of identitypolitics and ”Everyday Makers” to understand the format of the message and how Emma Watson creates an atmosphere of political activsm within the audience. (Less)
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author
Ekholm, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG31 20151
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
feminism, ”HeforShe”-kampanjen, mänskliga rättigheter, human rights, ”Everyday Makers”, identitetspolitik, ”celebrity politician”, kändispolitiker
language
Swedish
id
5435611
date added to LUP
2015-07-22 09:19:39
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2015-07-22 09:19:39
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  abstract     = {What happens when celebrities engage themselves politically and how do they handle the criticism that they do not have the essential expertis to become political representants? In my study I want to answer those questions and further analyse how the public reacts to the rhetoric of celebrity politicians. I have therefore analysed Emma Watson’s speech where she launched the UN-based ”HeforShe-campaign, a campaign Emma Watson represents. In this speech Emma Watson refers to some scientific studies to prove her worth as a political leader. But is is through her use of identitypolitics in her rhetoric arguments where she truly convinces the audience of her political worth. The theories I use to answer my questions are based on John Street’s theory of ”celebrity politicians”, so I can define Emma Watson’s political position, and I also refer to Henrik Bang’s theory of identitypolitics and ”Everyday Makers” to understand the format of the message and how Emma Watson creates an atmosphere of political activsm within the audience.},
  author       = {Ekholm, Anna},
  keyword      = {feminism,”HeforShe”-kampanjen,mänskliga rättigheter,human rights,”Everyday Makers”,identitetspolitik,”celebrity politician”,kändispolitiker},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The celebrity politician : budskap om feminism och identitet inom internationell politik},
  year         = {2015},
}