Part of the party: Eurovision fans in Australia

Carniel, Jessica (2019) Part of the party: Eurovision fans in Australia. In: Aussie Fans: Uniquely Placed in Global Popular Culture. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Australia, pp. 61-67. ISBN 9781609386573


Abstract

For many, Eurovision parties are an evolution of the childhood practice of watching the song contest with one’s family, but now that “family” is defined by other affective bonds than biological kinship. For Australian fans, the shift from simply an observing nation to a participating nation in the contest has ruptured this tradition because the national audience is split between those who watch the live broadcasts at 5 a.m. and those who watch the delayed broadcasts in the evening. This chapter explores how fans have negotiated this change, including the increasing importance of social media in developing and maintaining a shared national experience of the event while also feeling a sense of connection to other viewers globally.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Heritage and Culture (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2020 05:25
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 03:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eurovision, fan studies, popular culture, community, Australian culture
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470210 Globalisation and culture
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470214 Screen and media culture
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950103 Recreation
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950101 Music
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37224

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