Opera Thugs and Passionate Fandom

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Using life stories and observing opera fans in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Claudio E. Benzecry shows how passion for a cultural object develops, gets refined and sustained over time and the consequences this has for personal identity. In addition, Benzecry argues that his observations at the opera house serves as a template to understand other forms of fandom, cultural consumption and passionate behavior more generally.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012


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