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Carley Smith

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Background information and interests

I am currently undertaking PhD research at Murdoch University. I've been here far too long and am never leaving. I like fans, fandom and talking/ writing/reading about that. I'm researching fandom as a phenomenon - sporting, televisual, filmic and music(al). I dislike patronising 'studies' that pathologise fan behaviour. I'd like to move beyond an ethnographic or anthropological study. I'm aiming to interview as many people as possible about their fan(atical) behaviour. If you feel so inclined, send me something along … I also enjoy spending money I don't have, music, movies, eating out and spending money I don't have. I'm also kinda stuck in 1995.

"The ass-end of the world: Perth, music, venues and fandom," in T. Brabazon (ed.) Liverpool of the South Seas (Perth: UWA Press, 2004)


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