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dc.contributor.authorWohlfeil, Markus
dc.contributor.authorWhelan, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-04T12:01:23Z
dc.date.available2019-04-04T12:01:23Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-05
dc.identifier.citationWohlfeil, M. and Whelan, S. (2012) Saved! by Jena Malone: An Introspective Study of a Consumer’s Fan Relationship with a Film Actress. Journal of Business Research, 65 (4), pp.511-519.en
dc.identifier.issn0148-2963
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/17686
dc.descriptionThe Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractWhile consumers have always been fascinated by the works and private lives of celebrities, some consumers experience a significantly more intensive level of admiration for a particular celebrity and, subsequently, become what are commonly known as fans. However, scant attention has been paid to how the relationship between fans and celebrities expresses itself in everyday consumer behavior. Thus, in order to explore celebrity fandom as a holistic lived experience from a fan’s insider perspective, the lead author uses subjective personal introspection to provide insights into his private fan relationship with the actress Jena Malone. Drawing on narrative transportation theory, the study finds that a consumer’s fan experiences may derive from one’s personal engagement with the celebrity’s artistic work and public persona. The latter is essentially the consumer’s private intertextual reading of what s/he perceives to be relevant and ‘reliable’ media texts, which can result in a feeling of ‘knowing’ the celebrity like a personal friend – or even of ‘love’.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectFilm Star Fandomen
dc.subjectParasocial Consumer-Celebrity Relationshipsen
dc.subjectHuman Brandsen
dc.subjectNarrative Transportation Theoryen
dc.subjectAutoethnography/Subjective Personal Introspectionen
dc.subjectCelebrity Fandomen
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Social anthropology/ethnographyen
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Business and economics::Business studiesen
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Cultural heritage and cultural productionen
dc.title"Saved!" by Jena Malone: An Introspective Study of a Consumer’s Fan Relationship with a Film Actressen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.02.030
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderNo external funderen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2011-02-01
dc.exception.ref2021codes254aen


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