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Not my lifeblood: autoethnography, affective fluctuations and popular music antifandom

Garner, Ross 2017. Not my lifeblood: autoethnography, affective fluctuations and popular music antifandom. Booth, Paul, ed. A Companion to Fandom and Fan Studies, London: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 202-236.

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This chapter contributes to debates concerning the uses of autoethnography as a methodology for exploring fan identities, as well as analyses of life fandom and anti-fandom by reflecting on fluctuations relating to my ongoing attachment to Welsh rock band the Manic Street Preachers. Adopting a self-reflexive and long-term perspective towards my Manics fandom, the chapter develops three core arguments: firstly, I demonstrate the advantages of using autoethnography as way to explore life-fandoms. Secondly, I argue that an autoethnographic approach can identify new examples of anti-fandom, such as how these feelings can endure over an extended period of time. Thirdly, I argue that examples of enduring anti-fandom linked to a fan object can also assist in maintaining a stable fan-identity.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:47

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