"A highly engaging and subtle account of anti-trafficking activism by celebrities. Samantha Majic's clear-minded depiction of the strengths and limitations of celebrity feminism is both illuminating and compelling. Lights, Camera, Feminism?
greatly advances our understanding of the politics of performance, representation, and celebrity."—Michael Saward, author of Making Representations: Claim, Counterclaim and the Politics of Acting for Others
"Centered around anti-trafficking activism since the 1980s, this book is a clear, vivid, and important contribution to our understandings of feminist mobilization, the political uses of celebrity, issue-oriented activism, and the politics of performance."—Renée Cramer, author of Birthing a Movement: Midwives, Law, and the Politics of Reproductive Care
"Lights, Camera, Feminism?
illuminates an increasingly important yet undertheorized set of political actors: celebrities. A fascinating read that pushes us to think about contemporary politics, and feminist politics in particular, in new and complex ways."—Elizabeth Bernstein, author of Brokered Subjects: Sex, Trafficking, and the Politics of Freedom
"Interdisciplinary, accessible, and thoughtful, this book will be of interest to analysts of human trafficking as well as those wanting to understand the power of performance in political life more generally."—Shirin M. Rai, coauthor of Performing Representation: Women Members in the Indian Parliament
"Samantha Majic’s timely, nuanced, and engaging book makes a significant feminist intervention into ongoing debates about celebrities’ political activism. Astutely focused on both the limitations and the possibilities of celebrity anti-trafficking activism, Lights, Camera, Feminism? is essential reading for all those interested in the increasingly complex relationship between celebrity and modern politics."—Anthea Taylor, author of Celebrity and the Feminist Blockbuster
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