Fans and Fan Cultures

Tourism, Consumerism and Social Media

Authors: Linden, Henrik, Linden, Sara

  • Focuses upon the role of social media in fan culture
  • Encompasses a range of fan culture
  • Relates an overview of fan culture to the wider economy
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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. 

About the authors

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 (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Linden, Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Fans, Followers and Brand Advocates

    Linden, Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 9-35

  • Fans and (Post)Subcultural Consumerism

    Linden, Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

  • Text and Representation: The Community and the Individual

    Linden, Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • Celebrity Culture and Modes of Participation Through “New” Media

    Linden, Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 85-104

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50129-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $75.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50127-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fans and Fan Cultures
Book Subtitle
Tourism, Consumerism and Social Media
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50129-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50129-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50127-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 234
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 illustrations in colour
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