The Fandom of David Bowie

Everyone Says "Hi"

Authors: Cinque, Toija, Redmond, Sean

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  • Explores the nuances, poetics and social understandings of Bowie’s Oeuvre and fandom
    Draws on personal interviews, memorabilia, diaries, letter writing, and collective and communal gatherings
    Critically examines the grief and mourning rituals surrounding Bowie death in January 2016

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About this book

Built from stories and memories shared by self-defined David Bowie fans, this

book explores how Bowie existed as a figure of renewal and redemption,

resonating in particular with those marginalized by culture and society. Sean

Redmond and Toija Cinque draw on personal interviews, memorabilia, diaries,

letters, communal gatherings and shared conversation to find out why Bowie

mattered so much to the fans that idolized him. Contextualising the identification 

streams that have emerged around David Bowie, the book highlights his remarkable influence.

About the authors

Toija Cinque is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Deakin University, Australia.
Sean Redmond is Professor in Screen and Design at Deakin University, Australia.

Reviews

“David Bowie was a mosaic of contradictions, and Everyone Says Hi captures multiple facets of his glittering stardom through those who continue to idolise him. Toija Cinque and Sean Redmond rigorously examine Bowie’s impact on diverse lives, including their own. The result is a fascinating, honest and often moving collection of stories .” (Will Brooker, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies, Kingston University, UK and author of Forever Stardust)

“The Fandom of David Bowie: Everybody Says ‘Hi’ sweeps away hackneyed stereotypes, replacing them with a series of cogent explanations which demonstrate how Bowie fans continually use the object of their fascination as a personal resource, a figure who helps them live their lives. In my research field, I think we will be talking about Cinque and Redmond’s insights for years to come.” (Dr Mark Duffett, author of Understanding Fandom)

“Toija Cinque and Sean Redmond have organized a must-read book for anyone interested in knowing more about the most luminous star of our times, David Bowie, particularly what makes his fans tick. Their new book takes readers on a journey, one that is both illuminating and curiously introspective, into the affective links shared by the global Bowie fan community in its tantalizing diversity.” (Dr Ana Cristina Mendes, Department of English Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal)

 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-15880-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15879-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Fandom of David Bowie
Book Subtitle
Everyone Says "Hi"
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15880-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15880-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15879-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 233
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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