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dc.contributor.authorStevens, Carolyn S.en_US
dc.identifier.citationStevens, C. S. (2004). Buying intimacy: proximity and exchange at a Japanese rock concert. In W. Kelly (Ed.), Fanning the flames: Fans and consumer culture in contemporary Japan (pp. 59-78). State University of New York Press.en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis chapter is concerned with consumer behaviors and emotional experiences of fans of the Japanese rock group, the Alfee. The consumption of goods, information and experiences (through the live concert) is examined, and I found that a strong sense of "gift" in the anthropological sense underlies their experience of fandom. Receiving this gift prompts some fans to return the favor by sending objects or letters to the stars, creating a circular movement of capital, objects and afect between fans and stars. These transactions reveal the dynamics of a perceived personal relationship between fan and star. Fans can gain proximity through the accumulation of objects, as a kind of emotional capital.en_US
dc.publisherState University of New York Pressen_US
dc.subjectpopular cultureen_US
dc.subjectrock musicen_US
dc.subjectsocial exchange theoryen_US
dc.titleBuying intimacy: proximity and exchange at a Japanese rock concerten_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentArts: Asia Pacific Economics of Education and Training Unit (APEET)en_US
melbourne.source.titleFanning the Flames: Fans and Consumer Culture in Contemporary Japanen_US
melbourne.contributor.authorStevens, Carolyn
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