Lucy Bennett's research while affiliated with Independent Researcher and other places

Publications (6)

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Orlando Jones, an American film and television writer, producer, and actor who currently plays Captain Frank Irving in Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, provides an intriguing example of how producers and fans can engage in a receptive and dynamic relationship through social media, most specifically through Twitter and Tumblr. We interviewed Jones to ascertain...
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As guest editors of this special issue of New Media & Society, we examine the concept of crowdfunding, where grassroots creative projects are funded by the masses through websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, a practice that has been steadily gaining attention in the last few years, across many different sectors of society. We introduce the n...
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The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era. By HelenReddington. Sheffield: Equinox Press, 2012, 2nd edn. vii + 263 pp. ISBN 978-1-84553-957-3 - Volume 33 Issue 1 - Lucy Bennett
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In this article, I explore negotiations of power surrounding online fan cultural norms, by examining how members within Murmurs.com, a community for fans of rock band R.E.M., protect valued meanings surrounding the band and their music. I demonstrate how normative fan identity within the community is driven by the notion of R.E.M and their music as...
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In recent years, the expansion and use of mobile Internet and social media have changed live music engagement and fandom quite considerably. It has not only allowed fans to find and connect with each other at shows, but also to tweet and text concert set-lists and other information as they happen, thereby allowing non-attendees around the world to...
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This article explores the processes that occur when music fans reject the up-to-date flow and download culture of the internet in favour of a more traditional first experience of listening to an album. Examining a sub-group within an online community for fans of rock band R.E.M., this article discusses how these fans assume non-normativity, due to...

Citations

... Sie umfasst die Nutzung eines Teils der erhobenen Daten sowie die algorithmische Sortierung von Beiträgen. Weiterhin geht es um eine partizipative Dimension bei der Einbindung von Lesern auf allen Wertschöpfungsstufen -vom Crowdfunding (Bennett et al., 2015) über kollektive Rechercheformen (Vehkoo, 2013) bis hin zur Distribution. In dieser Beteiligungsfunktion haben Plattformen auf äußerst produktive Weise zum Wandel des journalistischen Berufsbildes beigetragen (Deuze & Witschge, 2018): So sind investigative Formate wie der "Watchdog-Citizen-Journalism" (Welker, 2016, S. 395) oder anwaltschaftliche Formate wie der "Moral Journalism" (Wiesslitz & Ashuri, 2011) entstanden. ...
... Second, a community that is organised around music preferences will often promote their collective identities and seek to exclude others who do not share these tastes. For example, in a study of an online community for fans of the rock band R.E.M., Bennett (2013) notes how fans construct the band as producing music for the 'thinking' fan. Intruders who do not accept or who question this description will be targeted by members who do share the community's identification of R.E.M. Members of other music-based communities similarly seek to enforce their agreed boundaries of identities when faced with attempts to infiltrate their online activities for ideological reasons rather than expressions of musical preferences (Spracklen 2013). ...
... Musicians use the set-list in an attempt to establish a relationship with the audience members. The subsequent reactions from each particular audience could range from joy and solace to anger and despair (Bennett, 2012). Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the set-list remains a powerful (pedagogical) tool for engagement. ...
... Youth is therefore presented as a period of 'becoming' (Worth, 2009), and skateboarding participation is understood to have influenced the former skaters' youth and subsequent transition to adulthood. The analytical significance of such comments is therefore that they demonstrate an appreciation of how youth subculture participation can be an actively influence on biographical trajectories (Bennett, 2012;Gregory, 2012). This seems to contrast the 'silver surfers' of Wheaton's (2017, p. 100) recent study who 'challenge preconceptions about the ageing body'. ...