“This is Elvis catnip, a comprehensive collection of reappraisals of one of the most seriously misunderstood singers of them all.”
Dylan Jones, O.B.E.editor-in-chief GQ magazine and author of Elvis Has Left The Building (2014)
“In this energetic and insightful look at the songs of Elvis Presley, Duffett… is interested in the big picture of an artist who… ‘could see into the emotional core of each piece of music’ … a fascinating and useful look at the King’s work.”
“[Duffett’s] strategy is primarily educative: to usefully and clearly explain the methods, discourses and debates that emerge from thinking about a body of work on fandom … The book [has] immense value as an introduction to media fandom. Duffett’s authoritative voice and theoretical acumen are much needed as fan studies becomes a pressing subject for more than a few graduate researchers.”
Dr Daniel Cavicchi, Popular Music (34)2.
POPULAR MUSIC FANDOM (Routledge, 2014)
“Reading through Popular Music Fandom encouraged me to reflect on my own experience… after all, our early love of music is usually what fuels the curiosity to want to understand more deeply the strange, enjoyable, giddy experience of being a ‘fan.’ As a collection of chapters, ideas and analyses, Popular Music Fandom offers a varied, interesting and important contribution to the growing area of fandom and fan culture studies that is certain to influence further research.”
Dr Jadey O’Regan, Dance Cult 6(2).
FAN IDENTITIES AND PRACTICES IN CONTEXT (Routledge, 2016)
“These insights move the scholarship away from stereotypes and instead provide useful templates in understanding these activities and motivations for fans and scholars alike. As there are currently no comparative works on popular music fandom that examine identity and practices in this detail, these two volumes make excellent companion pieces and are essential reading for both fans and popular music enthusiasts.”
Dr Stephanie Fremaux, IASPM@Journal 6(1).
“Adams’ successes throughout the 1980s and 1990s are well documented… Overall, Duffett’s biography of the ‘Groover from Vancouver’ Bryan Adams is well written and a fine introduction to Adams’ career for most fans.”
Paul Bezanker in The Record / CD / Cassette Collectors’ Exchange
“Something that you don’t see very often… contains Canadian press information on the man that was previously unavailable in the UK.”
Making Music Magazine