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Fame and Fandom: Functioning On and Offline
edited by Celia Lam, Jackie Raphael, Renee Middlemost and Jessica Balanzategui
University of Iowa Press, 2022
Paper: 978-1-60938-855-3 | eISBN: 978-1-60938-856-0
Library of Congress Classification HM646.F335 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.1

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Celebrities depend upon fans to sustain their popularity and livelihood, and fans are happy to oblige. With social media they can follow their favorite (or least favorite) celebrities’ every move, and get glimpses into their lives, homes, and behind-the-scenes work. Fans interact with celebrities now more than ever, and often feel that they have a claim on their time, attention, and accountability. In Fame and Fandom, the contributors examine this tumultuous dynamic and bring together celebrity studies and fan studies like never before.

In case studies including Supernatural, Harry Styles, YouTube influencers, film location sites, Keanu Reeves, and celebrities as fans, readers find new approaches to fan/celebrity encounters and parasocial relationships. This is the go-to volume on the symbiotic relationship between fame and fandom.
 

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