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"Jag måste andas, verkligen." Om förtrollning, genuskonstruktioner och homosocialitet i Twilightfandomen

Börjesson, Linda LU and Heggemann, Tove LU (2013) GNVK01 20131
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
This essay examines the Twilight fandom and the experience of being a fan. Our main purpose is to show the fandom culture from the fan’s point of view. This ambition stems from the notion that the Twilight fans themselves seldom are addressed and allowed to speak in their own words in regards to what it means to be a Twilight fan and how they pratice their fandom. The mediated discourses tends to devalue the Twilight fandom and in the end even the Twilight fans themselves. We have interviewed five female Twilight fans and in our thematic analysis we have not only answered the questions about how they relate to their own consumption process, but also how they construct and maintain gender, homosociality and heteronormativity within the... (More)
This essay examines the Twilight fandom and the experience of being a fan. Our main purpose is to show the fandom culture from the fan’s point of view. This ambition stems from the notion that the Twilight fans themselves seldom are addressed and allowed to speak in their own words in regards to what it means to be a Twilight fan and how they pratice their fandom. The mediated discourses tends to devalue the Twilight fandom and in the end even the Twilight fans themselves. We have interviewed five female Twilight fans and in our thematic analysis we have not only answered the questions about how they relate to their own consumption process, but also how they construct and maintain gender, homosociality and heteronormativity within the fandom. Through our analysis we demonstrate how the fans read and watch Twilight and how this act constitutes an identification with their own gender and excludes other forms of gender. This is also demonstrated by how the fans relate to each other, members of other fandoms and boys. (Less)
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Börjesson, Linda LU and Heggemann, Tove LU
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GNVK01 20131
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
fandom, Twilight, gender, heteronormativity, homosociality, genus, kön, heteronormativitet, homosocialitet
language
Swedish
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3811805
date added to LUP
2013-09-20 09:57:36
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2013-09-20 09:57:36
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  abstract     = {This essay examines the Twilight fandom and the experience of being a fan. Our main purpose is to show the fandom culture from the fan’s point of view. This ambition stems from the notion that the Twilight fans themselves seldom are addressed and allowed to speak in their own words in regards to what it means to be a Twilight fan and how they pratice their fandom. The mediated discourses tends to devalue the Twilight fandom and in the end even the Twilight fans themselves. We have interviewed five female Twilight fans and in our thematic analysis we have not only answered the questions about how they relate to their own consumption process, but also how they construct and maintain gender, homosociality and heteronormativity within the fandom. Through our analysis we demonstrate how the fans read and watch Twilight and how this act constitutes an identification with their own gender and excludes other forms of gender. This is also demonstrated by how the fans relate to each other, members of other fandoms and boys.},
  author       = {Börjesson, Linda and Heggemann, Tove},
  keyword      = {fandom,Twilight,gender,heteronormativity,homosociality,genus,kön,heteronormativitet,homosocialitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Jag måste andas, verkligen." Om förtrollning, genuskonstruktioner och homosocialitet i Twilightfandomen},
  year         = {2013},
}