Fans and Fan Cultures

Tourism, Consumerism and Social Media

  • Henrik Linden
  • Sara Linden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Henrik Linden, Sara Linden
    Pages 1-7
  3. Henrik Linden, Sara Linden
    Pages 9-35
  4. Henrik Linden, Sara Linden
    Pages 37-59
  5. Henrik Linden, Sara Linden
    Pages 61-83
  6. Henrik Linden, Sara Linden
    Pages 105-129
  7. Henrik Linden, Sara Linden
    Pages 131-168
  8. Henrik Linden, Sara Linden
    Pages 169-185
  9. Henrik Linden, Sara Linden
    Pages 187-213
  10. Henrik Linden, Sara Linden
    Pages 215-223
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 225-234

About this book

Introduction

Exploring the ambiguous relationship between fandom and consumer culture, this book provides a critical overview of fans, fan cultures and fan experiences in relation to the broader experience and transformation economy. Fans and Fan Cultures discusses key theoretical concepts concerning celebrity, fandoms, subculture, consumerism and marketing through a range of examples in film, travel and tourism, football and music. With an emphasis on social media, and how various online platforms are utilised by brands, artists and fans, the authors explore how this type of communication often contributes to trivialising authentic expressions of cultural and social values and identities. 

Keywords

consumerism fandom tourists behaviour behavioural economics

Authors and affiliations

  • Henrik Linden
    • 1
  • Sara Linden
    • 2
  1. 1.London Metropolitan University LondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.London Metropolitan University LondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-50129-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-50127-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50129-5
  • About this book