"Hvis du undrer så har jeg endret språket på telefonen!": En netnografisk studie om Skams fandom på Facebook
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"If you are wondering, I have changed the language setting on my phone!” : A netnographic study on the fandom of Skam on Facebook (English)
This study aims to examine how Swedish fans of the TV-series Skam use the Facebook group Kosegruppa Sverige in order to construct and maintain a fandom, and how fan practices can contribute in creating identity among the members of the group. Theories related to fan research, discourse psychology and intersectionality were applied, as well as a brief overview of earlier research results related to these areas. By using a netnographic approach combined with a discourse analyses, posts made by fans on Kosegruppa Sverige during December 2016 were examined and analyzed.
Three main fan practices were found to be used in constructing fandom in the group; fans made their own material such as edits, videos and attire that had a connection to the narrative, they acted out on their fandom both by adapting their language and looks, and finally by buying and selling merchandise and thus collecting things related to the series. Identity was created through intersectional perspectives of gender, sexuality and age. Finally, the study concluded that fandom could be seen as an integral tool within media production, which blurs the line between producers and consumers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 37 p.
Skam, fandom, fan practices, identity, netnography, discourse analysis
Skam, fandom, fanpraktiker, identitet, netnografi, diskursanalys
Communication Studies Media Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133866OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-133866DiVA: diva2:1089485
Programme in Media and Communication Studies: Strategic Communication