Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices

Mark Duffett


Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices

Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices

  • Title: Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices
  • Author: Mark Duffett
  • ISBN: 9780415506397
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover



This text explores popular music fandom from a cultural studies perspective that incorporates popular music studies, audience research, and media fandom The essays draw together recent work on fandom in popular music studies and begin a dialogue with the wider field of media fan research, raising questions about how popular music fandom can be understood as a cultural pheThis text explores popular music fandom from a cultural studies perspective that incorporates popular music studies, audience research, and media fandom The essays draw together recent work on fandom in popular music studies and begin a dialogue with the wider field of media fan research, raising questions about how popular music fandom can be understood as a cultural phenomenon and how much it has changed in light of recent developments.


Recent Comments "Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices"

An uneven edited collection, there are some profoundly strong chapters. Nedim Hassan's "Hidden Fans? Fandom and Domestic Musical Activity" is magnificent. Fred Vermorel - as always - was innovative, controversial and unsettling. But most chapters are ordinary at best.It is worth the price of entry for Joli Jensen's 'Afterword.' But fan studies remains in a dire intellectual space. There is some hope in this book - but it is a slither.

Generally quite useful, although I think that a few chapters can be skipped unless the content sounds of particular interest (namely Shuker's and Michailowsky's; the former doesn't have much real theorizing or outside applicability, and the latter I feel was let down by his PhD advisor more than anything).


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