Fan Identities and Practices in Context (Paperback)

Dedicated to Music

By Mark Duffett (Editor)

Routledge, 9781138305359, 238pp.

Publication Date: January 14, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (12/10/2015)

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Description

Popular music is not simply a series of musicians, moments, genres or recordings. Audiences matter; and the most ardent audience members are the fans. To be a fan is to feel a connection with music. The study of fandom has begun to emerge as a vital strand of academic research, one that offers a fresh perspective on the nature of music culture.

Fan Identities and Practices in Context investigates fan identities and practices in different contexts and in relation to different bands and artists. Through a series of empirical case studies the book reflects a diverse array of objects and perspectives associated with this vibrant new field of study. Contributors examine how fans negotiate their identities and actively pursue their particular interests, touching on a range of issues including cultural capital, generational memory, gender, fan fiction and the use of new media. This book was originally published as two special issues of Popular Music and Society.



About the Author

Mark Duffett is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Chester, UK. His other books include Understanding Fandom (2013) and the forthcoming Elvis Presley (2016). He is also the editor of Popular Music Fandom (2014).