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“At War For Oppa And Identity”: Competitive Performativity Among Korean-Pop Fandoms, Brittany Tinaliga May 2018

“At War For Oppa And Identity”: Competitive Performativity Among Korean-Pop Fandoms, Brittany Tinaliga

Master's Projects and Capstones

Literature surrounding K-Pop is mostly focused on the reactionary, participatory, promotional, consumer and identity-forming roles of the Korean-Pop fandom. However, this research sheds a light on the dark side of the K-Pop fandom and the structures that sustain it: namely toxic practices and values. The study determines what practices and beliefs are at the core of competitive performativity and subsequently toxic fan conduct among international Korean-Pop fans and whether fans engage in reflexivity regarding these practices. To address this gap, this study incorporates a multi-methods approach, including CDA analysis, online corpus analysis, qualitative and quantitative data. The results reveal that ...


Ethnography Of Coachella: Communication Within The Intersections Of Popular Culture, Fandom, Music, And Performance, Vanessa Minh-Trang Pham Jun 2015

Ethnography Of Coachella: Communication Within The Intersections Of Popular Culture, Fandom, Music, And Performance, Vanessa Minh-Trang Pham

Communication Studies

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The Intra- And Inter-Sub-Community Dynamics Of Fandom, Alena Karkanias Jan 2014

The Intra- And Inter-Sub-Community Dynamics Of Fandom, Alena Karkanias

Summer Research

This project investigated fandom, a portion of the audience of a media text, like a TV show, that actively engages with the text by creating and sharing original content based upon it. This productive interaction with media texts creates artistic and intellectual content ranging from stories, to discussions, to analytic essays in global communities hosted online. Though the vast majority of fans use fandom spaces for the same purposes, the fandom of one media text is not a single community of like-minded fans, but instead a collection of many sub-communities differentiated by their interpretations of media text elements, particularly characters ...