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dc.creatorWilliams-Turkowski, Stephanie Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-08T15:20:22Z
dc.date.available2020-06-08T15:20:22Z
dc.date.created2020-05
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/85825
dc.description.abstractThis study, undertaken over several weeks of onsite fieldwork in the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks in Anaheim, CA, examines identities, representational strategies, and approaches to product consumption among three specific fan groups who frequent the parks. Informed by Michel de Certeau, Pierre Bourdieu, and Erving Goffman, I analyzed the consumer and producer relationship dynamics created by fans choosing to represent their fandom in unique, unexpected, and in some cases, confrontational ways. These three fan groups were examined via in-depth interviews and participant observation, both within the parks and as part of each group’s social media presence.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectDisney
dc.subjectFandom
dc.subjectCulture
dc.subjectDisneyland
dc.subjectDisneybound
dc.subjectDapper Day
dc.subjectGangs
dc.subjectSocial clubs
dc.subjectIdentity
dc.subjectConsumer
dc.subjectProducer
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.titleMore than mouse ears: Creative Disney fan identity and consumption
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2020-06-08T15:20:23Z
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thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineMass Communications
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentMass Communications
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcLaughlin, Bryan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchweizer, Bobby
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWhitney, Allison
dc.contributor.committeeChairPeaslee, Robert M.
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dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-5655-8458


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