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Pop Music, Culture and Identity

Fandom, Image and Authenticity

Joy Devotion and the Second Lives of Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis

Authors: Otter Bickerdike, Jennifer

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Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis. Through death, they became icons. However, the lead singers have been removed from their humanity, replaced by easily replicated and distributed commodities bearing their image. This book examines how the anglicised singers provide secular guidance to the modern consumer in an ever more uncertain world.

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Jennifer Otter Bickerdike is Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, UK. She started off in the music industry, as College Marketing Representative for Sony Music, touring with Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine and a little band called Nirvana. At 25, she went on to be the West Coast Marketing Director for Interscope Geffen A M Records, creating branding and marketing campaigns for artists such as No Doubt, Sting, U2 and Eminem. In 2003, she started her own marketing company, working with a variety of culture industry tastemakers, including L.A.M.B., Facebook and Quannum Projects, while lecturing at San Francisco State University and writing her MA in Humanities on Morrissey fandom as religion. She has recently obtained her PhD in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fandom, Image and Authenticity
Book Subtitle
Joy Devotion and the Second Lives of Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis
Authors
Series Title
Pop Music, Culture and Identity
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39353-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137393531
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39352-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48360-0
Series ISSN
2634-6613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 199
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