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dc.contributor.convenorRoberta Julian
dc.contributor.authorChamberlain, Dan
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Malcolm
dc.contributor.editorRoberta Julian, Reannan Rottier and Rob White
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:14:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:14:02Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2008-04-22T21:35:31Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/2442
dc.description.abstractThe fans of the science fiction franchise, Star Trek, are known as 'Trekkies' and are the only fan subculture to have an entry in the OED. This paper reports on a study of 'ordinary' Star Trek fans. The methodology uses in-depth interviews coupled with a study of respondents' egonets (their circle of close contacts). We discuss issues associated with the use of these two techniques and report the main findings of the study. We find that Star Trek is an important part of the social world of these ordinary fans but that each fan is selective, in individual ways, about sharing their Star Trek interest with close contacts
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent52807 bytes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTASA (TheSociological Association of Australia
dc.publisher.placeHobart, Tasmania
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tasa.org.au/conference/2005/
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tasa.org.au/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameTASA 2005 Conference
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleTASA 2005 Conference Proceedings
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2005-12-05
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2005-12-08
dc.relation.ispartoflocationUniversity of Tasmania, Hobart
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370106
dc.titlePersonal networks and the social world of ordinary Star Trek fans: Method and first results
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2005. The attached file is reproduced here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to TASA website or contact the authors.
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorAlexander, Malcolm L.
gro.griffith.authorChamberlain, Dan L.


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