Fan research


My 1998 PhD ‘Understanding Elvis’ is available on request. Click below for other publications:



Duffett, M. ed. (2013) Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices. New York: Routledge.

Duffett, M. (2012) Understanding Fandom. New York: Continuum.



Also see my four articles on fandom in on the Elvis research page.

Duffett, M. (2013) ‘Introduction – Directions in Music Fan Research: Undiscovered Territories and Hard Problems [Editorial],’ Popular Music and Society 36, 3: 299-304.

Duffett, M. (2012) ‘Multiple Damnations: Deconstructing the Critical Response to Boyband Phenomena,’ Popular Music History 7, 2, pp. 185-197.

Duffett, M. (2012) ‘Applying Durkheim to Elvis,’ Transatlantica 2, pp. 1-6.

Duffett, M. (2012) ‘Why Promote Sold Out Concerts? A Durkheimian Analysis,’ Arts Marketing, 2, 1, pp. 22-44. (link to original)

Duffett, M. (2009) ‘We Are Interrupted by Your Noise: Heckling and the Symbolic Economy of Popular Music Stardom,’ Popular Music and Society 32, 1, pp. 37-57.

Duffett, M. (2003) ‘Imagined Memories: Webcasting as a “Live” Technology and the Case of Little Big Gig,’ Information, Communication and Society 6, 3, pp. 307-325.

Duffett, M. (2002) ‘Naturalizing the Webcast: Live Performance, Nostalgia and Paul McCartney’s “Little Big Gig”,’ Convergence 8, 1, pp. 30-42.


Other publications (book reviews, etc)

Duffett, M. (2004) ‘The Ballad of Mark Chapman,’ Kindamusik. December. Available online:

Duffett, M. (2004) ‘Matt Hills, Fan Cultures,’ European Journal of Cultural Studies 7, 2, p. 255.