Celebrity anthro

The second issue of the new multidisciplinary journal, Celebrity Studies, has just been published. It is a special issue devoted to the subject of Michael Jackson.

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Credit: Flickr/kronicit

Surprise, surpise this era of economic strain including relentless library cutbacks for journal subscriptions (at least at my university), it is nothing short of amazing to see a new journal appear and one that is so narrowly niched.

Or maybe the niche is wider than I think. This journal could be academia’s answer to People magazine!

And don’t forget that cultural anthropologist Laura Nader told us, back in 1975, that anthropologists need to “study up.”

Anyone want to place bets on whether or not the third issue will be devoted to the royal wedding?

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