Understanding Which Fandom? Insights from Two Decades as a Music Fan Researcher

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620795
Title:
Understanding Which Fandom? Insights from Two Decades as a Music Fan Researcher
Authors:
Duffett, Mark
Abstract:
As researchers, when we study media fandom, are we all studying the same thing? If we have a shared object now, does that mean our traditional disciplines no longer matter? Twenty years ago, Clifford Geertz published an academic memoir called After the Fact. Its subtitle said, “Two Countries, Four Decades, One Anthropologist.” Geertz’s (1995) book discussed his insights from forty years as a professional scholar. At the time his memoir appeared, I embarked on a PhD exploring the cultures and meanings made by Elvis Presley fans. In the two decades since, my career has taken me to a place where I wrote a book introducing the field of fan research, called Understanding Fandom (Duffett 2013a). Following Geertz, this chapter aims to map my academic journey and offer some pointers about how fan scholarship could develop. As part of that mapping, I will be citing my own work and reactions to it.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Duffett, M (2018-forthcoming). Understanding Which Fandom? Insights from Two Decades as a Music Fan Researcher. In Booth, P. (ed.), A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies, (pp. 463-476). Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date:
14-Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620795
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Description:
Academic book chapter exploring the study of media and music fandom in relation to disciplinary history.
ISBN:
9781119237167
Appears in Collections:
Media

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dc.contributor.authorDuffett, Marken
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-05T11:42:28Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-05T11:42:28Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-14-
dc.identifier.citationDuffett, M (2018-forthcoming). Understanding Which Fandom? Insights from Two Decades as a Music Fan Researcher. In Booth, P. (ed.), A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies, (pp. 463-476). Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781119237167-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620795-
dc.descriptionAcademic book chapter exploring the study of media and music fandom in relation to disciplinary history.en
dc.description.abstractAs researchers, when we study media fandom, are we all studying the same thing? If we have a shared object now, does that mean our traditional disciplines no longer matter? Twenty years ago, Clifford Geertz published an academic memoir called After the Fact. Its subtitle said, “Two Countries, Four Decades, One Anthropologist.” Geertz’s (1995) book discussed his insights from forty years as a professional scholar. At the time his memoir appeared, I embarked on a PhD exploring the cultures and meanings made by Elvis Presley fans. In the two decades since, my career has taken me to a place where I wrote a book introducing the field of fan research, called Understanding Fandom (Duffett 2013a). Following Geertz, this chapter aims to map my academic journey and offer some pointers about how fan scholarship could develop. As part of that mapping, I will be citing my own work and reactions to it.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectmedia fandomen
dc.subjectpopular musicen
dc.subjectmusic fandomen
dc.subjectmethodologyen
dc.subjectAcademic practiceen
dc.titleUnderstanding Which Fandom? Insights from Two Decades as a Music Fan Researcheren
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.date.accepted2017-10-06-
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