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dc.contributor.advisorEdmond, Jacob
dc.contributor.authorLovelock, Millicent Ellen
dc.date.available2017-11-06T01:22:29Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.identifier.citationLovelock, M. E. (2017). You and I: One Direction, Fans and the Co-Construction of Identity (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/7691en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/7691
dc.description.abstractThis thesis maps the processes of fan and celebrity identity co-construction in the boy band One Direction. Building on Lauren Berlant’s conception of intimacy as the desire for shared narratives, and Judith Butler’s assertion that identity is inherently performative, I show that fan production, as it responds to and shapes One Direction’s song lyrics and mass media presence, offers significant opportunities for co-construction between fans and the group. This co-construction emphasises the performative nature of identity and allows for representations of identity in One Direction to be simultaneously normative and malleable in the hands of fans. Further, this co-construction draws attention to the tension between the desire for intimacy with the celebrity and the inherent distance between celebrity and fan.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectone direction
dc.subjectfan studies
dc.subjectpop culture
dc.subjectpopular music
dc.subjectidentity
dc.subjectgender theory
dc.subjectqueer theory
dc.subjectfan fiction
dc.titleYou and I: One Direction, Fans and the Co-Construction of Identity
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2017-11-05T22:32:25Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineDepartment of English and Linguistics
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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