Reading week: SELF-SELECTED READING- UNFINISHED

Celebrity- Chris Rojek ‘Celebrity’ by Chris Rojek is an analysis of the cult celebrity in modern society. Rojek is currently a professor of sociology at City university, having previously held professorships at Brunel, Nottingham, Staffordshire among other universities. He is the author of 14 books and has a expertise in cultural sociology and the study of celebrity. The main…

ADORNO ON FANS- UNFINISHED

Write a short critique of this piece, using the following terms: epistimeology; the other; media dupe; account of agency; stereotype; pseuodactivity. Adorno is very critical in his opinion of jazz music. Immediately in the text he uses the phrase ‘retarded listeners‘ to describe people who enjoy the music. It almost feels like an attack on…

My Personal Experience with a Deranged Fan

Over the years I have come across many cases of fandom gone too far. As said in reading material there is a fine line between a ‘normal’ fan and a ‘deranged’ fan and I have personally experienced these different levels of fandom. I would like to think of myself as a normal fan, although I…

An Autoethnography of Pop Punk/Rock

Autoethnography is a form of qualitative research in which an author uses self-reflection and writing to explore their personal experience and connect this autobiographical story to wider cultural, political, and social meanings and understandings. When I was about 8 years old I went to my first concert and it was the most magical experience in…