My Anthropology project...Part 3.
I GOT THE GREEN LIGHT TO STUDY FANDOMS!!!
I was going to do Doctor Who, but she wants me to actually spend some time with people who are fans while they’re watching the show (first-hand observation). So, I’m going to do Glee. Here’s my proposal:
For my fieldwork project, I intend to observe people involved in the Glee fandom and discover why they have become so attached to this particular show. I will observe how they interact with one another via the internet and how they think this show has affected their lives (socially). I will also attempt to discover what they think of other fandoms. Finally, I intend to spend some time with people who consider themselves to be part of this particular fandom so that I can observe their behavior while they watch the show.
I should also note that I have never watched this show once. I got this idea, because of the fact that I am apart of a blogging website that operates a bit like facebook, in that you can subscribe to and follow the blogs that you find interesting. I follow people who have similar tastes to mine and a lot of them seem to really like this show. I’m intrigued to see why.
So…what do you think? If you would like to be a fan that I can observe/give a questionnaire to, please send me an ask (don’t just reply to this message). I would also like to have a series of conversations. Because there’s a limit on how much you can write in any given ask nowadays (ugh…silly tumblr), I’m going to try to get a form of messenger. This may be problematic, since my computer got a virus long ago and now hardly lets me download anything anymore. If this doesn’t work, we can always contact one another via email or facebook, if you’re comfortable with that.
In doing this, I promise to keep you all anonymous unless you tell me it’s okay to share information. I also promise that everything I plan to do with my project is in the proposal that I’m posting. If I come up with anymore ideas, I will inform you of what I’m adding. PLEASE be honest with all of your answers.
Thank you all! Without you, I would have never had this really awesome research idea!