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  • Henrik Linden
  • Sara Linden
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Abstract

This interdisciplinary book presents an overview of fans and fan cultures in relation to a number of different fandoms and approaches to analysing consumer culture. While accepting that seemingly such diverse areas of fandom as media fandom (e.g., television and film), music (Elvis Costello to the Eurovision Song Contest), sport (in particular football), travel (travel blogs, fan pilgrimage and fan destinations) and what is often referred to as “brand” fandom (is it possible to be a fan of a washing machine brand or bank?) do in fact have many common denominators, there are also important aspects that set them apart. More than anything this book serves to illustrate how diverse the field surrounding fans and fan cultures is, and that there are many coexisting discourses where the fan is talked about and addressed—and participating—in multiple different ways.

Keywords

Social Medium Consumer Society Ideal Consumer Reflexive Practice Eurovision Song Contest 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik Linden
    • 1
  • Sara Linden
    • 2
  1. 1.University of East LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondonUK

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