Title

Pop Culture Fandoms and Kinship

Publication Date

4-6-2018

Document Type

Poster

Department

Sociology/Anthropology

Mentor

Nobuko Adachi

Mentor Department

Sociology/Anthropology

Abstract

Pop culture and cosplay conventions like ComicCon and DragonCon have become major cultural events in the United States, cementing fandoms around particular television shows and fictional universes as real-world communities. Participants often form very close, family-like bonds among networks of friends who attend these conferences. This research asks: How and why do these fictive kinships form among participants in these conferences? What roles do these bonds play in peoples' lives?

Comments

Bledsoe-undergraduate

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