Archives par mot-clé : fan studies

Lancement du Groupe de recherches et d'études sur les fans

Le GREF est un réseau pluridisciplinaire, fondé par Mélanie Bourdaa, qui accueille des chercheurs francophones en sociologie, SIC ou encore études cinématographiques par exemple. Ce réseau poursuit un triple objectif :

  • Dans un premier temps, nous souhaitons rendre compte de la recherche française, et internationale, sur les étude de fans en proposant une veille sur les productions scientifiques, colloques, séminaires ou recherches ayant trait à ce sujet.
  • Dans un deuxième temps, le réseau est également un lieu de rencontre et d’échanges des chercheurs français travaillant sur des problématiques liées aux études de fans. Ce réseau permettra d’identifier des collègues pour monter des projets éditoriaux ou de recherche.
  • Dans un troisième temps, le Comité Scientifique est garant de la qualité scientifique des futures productions et échanges du réseau. Les membres du Comité sont tous spécialistes des études de fans qu’ils couplent avec une autre spécialité (gender, postcolonial studies, transmedia, analyse du discours) pour témoigner de la richesse française dans le domaine.

 

Le Groupe de recherches s’est doté d’un site (http://etudesfans.wordpress.com), une newsletter devrait suivre.

 

Publication : Understanding Fandom (Mark Duffett)

Understanding Fandom
An Introduction to the Study of Media Fan Culture
By: Mark Duffett

About Understanding Fandom

Fans used to be seen as an overly obsessed fraction of the audience. In the last few decades, shifts in media technology and production have instead made fandom a central mode of consumption. A range of ideas has emerged to explore different facets of this growing phenomenon. With a foreword by Matt Hills, Understanding Fandom introduces the whole field of fan research by looking at the history of debate, key paradigms and methodological issues. The book discusses insights from scholars working with fans of different texts, genres and media forms, including television and popular music. Mark Duffett shows that fan research is an emergent interdisciplinary field with its own key thinkers: a tradition that is distinct from both textual analysis and reception studies. Drawing on a range of debates from media studies, cultural studies and psychology, Duffett argues that fandom is a particular kind of engagement with the power relations of media culture.

Table Of Contents

Foreword – Matt Hills
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2. Fan Stereotypes and Representations
Chapter 3. Beyond the Text
Chapter 4. The Pathological Tradition
Chapter 5. How do People become Fans?
Chapter 6. Fan Practices
Chapter 7. Fandom, Gender and Sexual Orientation
Chapter 8. Myths, Cults and Places
Chapter 9. The Fan Community: Online and Offline
Chapter 10. Researching Fandom
Conclusion: The Frontiers of Fan Research
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/understanding-fandom-9781441166937/

Publication : Popular Music Fandom. Identities, Roles and Practices (Mark Duffet ed.)

Popular Music Fandom. Identities, Roles and Practices.
Edited by Mark Duffet

Routledge 2014

Series : Routledge Studies in Popular Music

This book explores popular music fandom from a cultural studies perspective that incorporates popular music studies, audience research, and media fandom. The essays draw together recent work on fandom in popular music studies and begin a dialogue with the wider field of media fan research, raising questions about how popular music fandom can be understood as a cultural phenomenon and how much it has changed in light of recent developments. Exploring the topic in this way broaches questions on how to define, theorize, and empirically research popular music fan culture, and how music fandom relates to other roles, practices, and forms of social identity. Fandom itself has been brought center stage by the rise of the internet and an industrial structure aiming to incorporate, systematize, and legitimate dimensions of it as an emotionally-engaged form of consumerism. Once perceived as the pariah practice of an overly attached audience, media fandom has become a standardized industrial subject-position called upon to sell box sets, concert tickets, new television series, and special editions. Meanwhile, recent scholarship has escaped the legacy of interpretations that framed fans as passive, pathological, or defiantly empowered, taking its object seriously as a complex formation of identities, roles, and practices. While popular music studies has examined some forms of identity and audience practice, such as the way that people use music in daily life and listener participation in subcultures, scenes and, tribes, this volume is the first to examine music fans as a specific object of study.

Table of contents

1. Introduction Mark Duffett

2. Back in the Mix: Exploring Intermediary Fandom and Popular Music Production Matt Hills

3. Beyond Capital, Towards Myth: EDM Fandom and Dance Practice Beate Peter

4. Hidden Fans? Fandom and Domestic Musical Activity Nedim Hassan

5. Researching Your Favorite Artist: Methodological Observations of a Brazilian Popular Music Scholar Alexei Michailowsky

6. Fantastic Voyeur: Lurking on the Dark Side of Biography Fred Vermorel

7. Song of Praise: Musicians, Myths and the « Cult » of John Coltrane Tony Whyton

8. « I ♥ IBIZA »: Music, Place and Belonging Cornel Sandvoss

9. Fan Words Mark Duffett

10. Record Collecting and Fandom Roy Shuker

11. After Jerry’s Death: Achieving Continuity in Deadhead Identity and Community Rebecca G. Adams, Amy M. Ernstes, and Kelly M. Lucey

12. Afterword: Fans and Scholars – A Reassessment Joli Jensen