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[ecrea] Media and Music Fandom - new books

Wed Nov 13 09:25:49 GMT 2013

Colleagues and students investigating audiences and fandom may be interested in the following three resources - all available now:

Understanding Fandom (Bloomsbury, 2013) – a critical survey of the field of media fan studies:

“Understanding Fandom offers an impressive overview of unparalleled scope in examining the many traditions, concepts and methodologies in the study of fans. It is an indispensable text for students and scholars alike.” - Cornel Sandvoss

Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices (Routledge, 2013) – an edited book that brings the discussion forward two decades after Lisa Lewis’s influential 1992 volumeThe Adoring Audience:

Contains chapters by Matt Hills, Joli Jensen, Fred Vermorel, Roy Shuker, Tony Whyton and many others.

Popular Music and Society: Special Issue on Fandom (Taylor & Francis Online, 2013):

Apologies for any cross-posting.

best wishes,

Dr Mark Duffett
Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies
University of Chester

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