The Fandom of David Bowie

  • Toija CinqueEmail author
  • Sean Redmond


In this chapter, we explore the notion of fandom and why David Bowie is a figure that should be explored through a fan-led lens. We define our key concepts, drawing on contextual material to do so. We demonstrate how the fandom of David Bowie exists within fan-gift economies, traverses a range of identity positions and negotiates hopeful spaces of belonging for those who might feel marginalised by society. The chapter works to set up the key frames of the book.


David Bowie Fandom Memorabilia Performance Identity Auto-ethnography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and EducationDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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