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Introduction: ‘We’re Just the Space Cadets, and He’s the Commander’

  • Toija CinqueEmail author
  • Sean Redmond
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Abstract

In this chapter, we set up the frameworks of the book and introduce our key concepts, research methods and preliminary conclusions. This chapter introduces the reader to the timeline of the research, the organizational processes we went through, ending with a concise breakdown of the rest of the book’s chapters.

Keywords

David Bowie Fandom Fan stories Celebrity Participatory culture Identity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and EducationDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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