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Living Life on Planet Jedward: The Genius of John and Edward Grimes: On Jedward. And Fandom.
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

John and Edward Grimes (artist name "Jedward") have been active for four and a half years and have a heterogeneous following of fans. This thesis aims to investigate how and why people become Jedward fans, how they view the fandom and what experiences they have of being round the twins. After respondents, independently of one another, began disclosing how the twins and fandom had fundamentally changed their lives, this area of investigation was also pursued. The conclusion is that while there are some negative aspects of fandom, for those taking part in the study, being a fan of Jedward has led to what I've chosen to term "Fandom-Induced Self-Efficacy".

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2014. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Autoethnography, Jedward, Group Psychology, Fandom-Induced Self-Efficacy, Transformational Leadership
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114099ISRN: LIU-IKK/SANT-G--14/004-SEOAI: diva2:786979
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Social Anthopology
Available from: 2015-02-27 Created: 2015-02-08 Last updated: 2015-02-27Bibliographically approved

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