The Fandom of David Bowie

Everyone Says "Hi"

  • Toija Cinque
  • Sean Redmond

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Toija Cinque, Sean Redmond
    Pages 17-39
  3. Toija Cinque, Sean Redmond
    Pages 41-65
  4. Toija Cinque, Sean Redmond
    Pages 67-85
  5. Toija Cinque, Sean Redmond
    Pages 87-109
  6. Toija Cinque, Sean Redmond
    Pages 111-130
  7. Toija Cinque, Sean Redmond
    Pages 131-150
  8. Toija Cinque, Sean Redmond
    Pages 151-175
  9. Toija Cinque, Sean Redmond
    Pages 177-199
  10. Toija Cinque, Sean Redmond
    Pages 201-212
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 213-233

About this book


Built from stories and memories shared by self-defined David Bowie fans, this

book explores how Bowie existed as a figure of renewal and redemption,

resonating in particular with those marginalized by culture and society. Sean

Redmond and Toija Cinque draw on personal interviews, memorabilia, diaries,

letters, communal gatherings and shared conversation to find out why Bowie

mattered so much to the fans that idolized him. Within the context of the

contemporary media landscape, the book also determines the nature of the

present digital conversations taking place about David Bowie, and focuses on

seven geographical and intergenerational clusters to explore site-specific fandom.

Contextualising the identification streams that have emerged around David

Bowie, the book highlights his remarkable influence.


David Bowie fandom empirical mercurial and significant figure inter-generational clusters London New York Berlin Tokyo Melbourne identification streams site-specific fandom auto-ethnography

Authors and affiliations

  • Toija Cinque
    • 1
  • Sean Redmond
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and EducationDeakin University MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts and EducationDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15879-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15880-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site