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Fans and Fan Cultures: Tourism, Consumerism and Social Media

Fans and Fan Cultures: Tourism, Consumerism and Social Media

by Henrik Linden, Sara Linden

Paperback(1st ed. 2017)

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Exploring the ambiguous relationship between fandom and consumer culture, this book provides a critical overview of fans, fan cultures and fan experiences in relation to the broader experience and transformation economy. Fans and Fan Cultures discusses key theoretical concepts concerning celebrity, fandoms, subculture, consumerism and marketing through a range of examples in film, travel and tourism, football and music. With an emphasis on social media, and how various online platforms are utilised by brands, artists and fans, the authors explore how this type of communication often contributes to trivialising authentic expressions of cultural and social values and identities.

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ISBN-13: 9781349699025
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/17/2020
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Henrik Linden is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Industries Management at the University of East London, UK, where he is Programme Leader for the BA in Tourism Management.

Sara Linden is Lecturer in Cultural Policy and Tourism at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 Fans, followers and brand advocates.- Chapter 3 Fans and (post) subcultural consumerism.- Chapter 4 Text and representation – the community and the individual.- Chapter 5 Celebrity culture and modes of participation through “new” media.- Chapter 6 Fans and tourism.- Chapter 7 Football fans – representations, motivations and place.- Chapter 8 Popular culture fandom – broadening the picture.- Chapter 9 Social media – millennials, brand fans and the branding of fans.- Chapter 10 Conclusion.

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