Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Att vara eller icke vara?: En studie om costume play - att tillfälligt bli någon annan
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this study has costume play (cosplay abbreviated) been analysed in relation to identity. Continuesly, cosplay will be used in this thesis. Other inflections of the word will also appear, such as cosplayare, which is a person who is doing cosplay.Today there is a media landscape with participatory culture and the consumer can also be the producer. A person who chooses to dress up as a character (usually from a manga or an anime) is called a cosplayer. Their mediated fantasies have become reality through cosplaying. The purpose of this study is to find out why people choose to temporarily become someone else by cosplay and how it affects their individual identity. There have been eight semi-structured interviews with respondents from Örnsköldsvik Manga Club (ÖMF) and they are active cosplayers.The results of the study have shown that those who are doing cosplay do it to step out of their civilian I and into theirs cosplay I and become a character - temporarily. It's a break from reality and a chance to recover new strength to cope with everyday must-haves, pressure and expectations. Cosplay is not only entertaining, but also provides space for its practitioners to be creative and spend time with likeminded people.A person has multiple identities at the same time such as being mother, sister and teacher. Together they constitute the overall identity. The cosplay self is a part of it and can to some extent provide the cosplayer courage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Costume play, Cosplay, Manga, Anime, identitet, lek som socialiseringsprocess
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49282Local ID: 6a5379ba-6724-4a99-a19b-6f9f60899dc8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-49282DiVA: diva2:1022629
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Media and Communication Science, bachelor's level
Supervisors
Examiners
Note
Validerat; 20140904 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(565 kB)111 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 565 kBChecksum SHA-512
65e0110be89b9f84fd2ff65c66886554b0ab4cc5c043ec336112d428a7b1caaf32176f55764bb3e0dd916c9c251aa299c099a00be6899f2e0caf44248775fb29
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lindgren, Ida

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 111 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 112 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf