SEAS Seminar: Affective Fan Communities, from Japan to the UK
From Mollie Shadwick
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This seminar’s discussion concerns the rituals, performances and practices of two such affective fan cultures: maid cafés and idols. Each presenter will discuss their sociological research on the perspectives of fans in Japan and the UK respectively. Primarily, both presentations witness the global and local influence of Japanese fan cultures in which emotional affect is the driving force.