The Adoring Audience

With stories of hysterical teenagers and obsessive fans killing for their heroes, fans and fandom get a bad press. The Adoring Audience looks deeper into fan culture, particularly as it relates to identity, sexuality and textual production.

Author: Lisa A. Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134899197

Category: Art

Page: 256

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Adoring Audience

What distinguishes fans from general audiences? Who is most likely to become a fan? This fascinating collection of essays explores the relationship between fans and their adored media products.

Author: Lisa A. Lewis

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ISBN: 0044455720

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Page: 272

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What distinguishes fans from general audiences? Who is most likely to become a fan? This fascinating collection of essays explores the relationship between fans and their adored media products. Examining fandom as a distinct form of cultural activity, an eminent list of contributors discuss a range of topics. "Defining Fandom" assesses the economic, cultural, political, and theoretical positioning of fans. "Fandom and Gender" examines the hysterical response to the Beatles, female fantasies of Elvis and "groupies." "Fans and Industry" considers the extent to which the television industry regards fans as valuable to their enterprise. "Production by Fans" looks at fans as producers of popular culture (fan letters to pop stars and music production by science fiction fans).

The Adoring Audience

Fan Culture and Popular Media Lisa A. Lewis. To the memory of Delbert E. Lewis, my greatest fan First published 1992 by Routledge 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge a division ...

Author: Lisa A. Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134899180

Category: Art

Page: 256

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With stories of hysterical teenagers and obsessive fans killing for their heroes, fans and fandom get a bad press. The Adoring Audience looks deeper into fan culture, particularly as it relates to identity, sexuality and textual production.

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World

The Adoring Audience : Fan Culture science upon which the stories were premised . The term and Popular Media , London and New York : Routledge . ' fanzine ' was first applied to science - fiction fan magaMelly , George . 1989 ( 1970 ) .

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Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826463210

Category: Music

Page: 833

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‘This is an extraordinary achievement and it will become an absolutely vital and trusted resource for everyone working in the field of popular music studies. Even more broadly, anyone interested in popular music or popular music culture more generally will enjoy - and find many uses for - the wealth of information and insight captured in this volume.' Lawrence Grossberg, Morris Davis Professor of Communication Studies and Cultural Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The first comprehensive reference work on popular music of the world Contributors are the world's leading popular music scholars Includes extensive bibliographies, discographies, sheet music listings and filmographies. Popular music has been a major force in the world since the nineteenth century. With the advent of electronic and advanced technology it has become ubiquitous. This is the first volume in a series of encyclopedic works covering popular music of the world. Consisting of some 500 entries by 130 contributors from around the world. Entries range between 250 and 5000 words, and is arranged in two Parts: Part 1: Social and Cultural Dimensions, covering the social phenomena of relevance to the practice of popular music. Part II: The Industry, covers all aspects of the popular music industry, such as copyright, instrumental manufacture, management and marketing, record corporations, studios, companies, and labels. Entries include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies, and an extensive index is provided. For more information visit the website at: www.continuumpopmusic.com

The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption

Fiske, J. (1989) Understanding Popular Culture, Boston: Unwin Hyman. Haraway, D.J.(1992) “The Cultural Economy of Fandom,” in L.A.Lewis (ed.), The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media, New York: Routledge, pp. 30–49.

Author: Rosa Llamas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136253362

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 613

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The first generation that has grown up in a digital world is now in our university classrooms. They, their teachers and their parents have been fundamentally affected by the digitization of text, images, sound, objects and signals. They interact socially, play games, shop, read, write, work, listen to music, collaborate, produce and co-produce, search and browse very differently than in the pre-digital age. Adopting emerging technologies easily, spending a large proportion of time online and multitasking are signs of the increasingly digital nature of our everyday lives. Yet consumer research is just beginning to emerge on how this affects basic human and consumer behaviours such as attention, learning, communications, relationships, entertainment and knowledge. The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption offers an introduction to the perspectives needed to rethink consumer behaviour in a digital age that we are coming to take for granted and which therefore often escapes careful research and reflective critical appraisal.

Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music

In L.A. Lewis (Ed.), The adoring audience: Fan culture and popular media (pp. 84–107). London: Routledge. Fiske, J. (1992). The cultural economy of fandom. In L.A. Lewis (Ed.), The adoring audience: Fan culture and popular media (pp.

Author: William I. Wolff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317372271

Category: Music

Page: 222

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This interdisciplinary volume enters the scholarly conversation about Bruce Springsteen at the moment when he has reinforced his status of global superstar and achieved the status of social critic. Covering musical and cultural developments, chapters primarily consider work Springsteen has released since 9/11—that is, released during a period of continued global unrest, economic upheaval, and social change—under the headings Politics, Fear and Society; Gender and Sexual Identity; and Toward a Rhetoric of Springsteen. The collection engages Springsteen and popular music as his contemporary work is just beginning to be understood in terms of its impact on popular culture and music, applying new areas of inquiry to Springsteen and putting Springsteen fan writing within the same binding as academic writing to show how together they create a more nuanced understanding of an artist. Established and emerging Springsteen scholars approach work from disciplines including rhetoric and composition, historical musicology, labor studies, American history, literature, communications, sociology, theology, and government. Offering context, critique, and expansive understanding of Springsteen and his work, this book contributes to Springsteen scholarship and the study of popular music by showing Springsteen’s broadening academic appeal as well as his escalating legacy on new musicians, social consciousness, and contemporary culture.

Popular Music Fandom

“Is There a Fan in the House?: The Affective Sensibility of Fandom.” In The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media, edited by Lisa A. Lewis, 30–49. New York: Routledge. Gans, David. 1991. Conversations with the Dead: The ...

Author: Mark Duffett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134467761

Category: Music

Page: 244

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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.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning

Popular music fandom : Identities , roles and practices . New York , NY : Routledge . Fiske , J. ( 1992 ) . The cultural economy of fandom . In L. A. Lewis ( Ed . ) , The adoring audience : Fan culture and popular media ( pp . 30-49 ) .

Author: Janice L. Waldron

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190660772

Category: Music

Page: 754

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The Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning provides fascinating insights into the ways in which social media, musical participation, and musical learning are increasingly entwined.

Access All Eras Tribute Bands And Global Pop Culture

Fiske, J. (1992) The cultural economy of fandom, in L. Lewis (ed.) The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media. London: Routledge. Frith, S. (1996) Performing Rites: On The Value of Popular Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press ...

Author: Homan, Shane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335216901

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Summary: Examines the tribute band phenomenon and its place within the global popular music industry. This book also looks at music industry attitudes towards imitation, including copyright issues and the use of multimedia performance techniques to deliver the authentic tribute experience.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures

Beatlemania: Girls Just Want To Have Fun, in The Adoring Audience: Fan culture and popular media, edited by L.A. Lewis. New York: Routledge, 84–105. Forster, D. 2004. 'Jump in the pool': The competitive culture of Survivor fan networks, ...

Author: Linda Duits

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317043485

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Fans constitute a very special kind of audience. They have been marginalized, ridiculed and stigmatized, yet at the same time they seem to represent the vanguard of new relationships with and within the media. ’Participatory culture’ has become the new normative standard. Concepts derived from early fan studies, such as transmedial storytelling and co-creation, are now the standard fare of journalism and marketing text books alike. Indeed, usage of the word fan has become ubiquitous. The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures problematizes this exaltation of fans and offers a comprehensive examination of the current state of the field. Bringing together the latest international research, it explores the conceptualization of ’the fan’ and the significance of relationships between fans and producers, with particular attention to the intersection between online spaces and offline places. The twenty-two chapters of this volume elucidate the key themes of the fan studies vernacular. As the contributing authors draw from recent empirical work around the globe, the book provides fresh insights and innovative angles on the latest developments within fan cultures, both online and offline. Because the volume is specifically set up as companion for researchers, the chapters include recommendations for the further study of fan cultures. As such, it represents an essential reference volume for researchers and scholars in the fields of cultural and media studies, communication, cultural geography and the sociology of culture.