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The Ethnography of Fashion Models' Fans : A Case Study on Media Practice via Fashion Magazines and Girls Events

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  • 雑誌モデル・ファンのエスノグラフィー: 「読書」空間とガールズイベントをめぐる経験から
  • ザッシ モデル ・ ファン ノ エスノグラフィー : 「 ドクショ 」 クウカン ト ガールズイベント オ メグル ケイケン カラ

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Abstract

In recent years, models on fashion magazines have become highly popular in Japan. Such popularity finds its explanation in the enthusiastic behavior of fans as can be noticed in big fashion events such as "Tokyo Girls Collection". This paper ethnographically describes the phenomenon of the behavior of models' fans. In order to understand their interpretation and feelings about fashion models, the author conducted a semi-structural survey asking eighteen women about their most favorite models in 2011. This paper also looks into how fashion magazines, the place of activity for models, are perceived by the fans. The participants' observation at girls' events has also been assessed. The findings of the research can be stated as follows. According to fans, fashion magazines constitute a source of information about models. In fact, the attention of fans goes straight to the features of the body, the face or to the hairstyle of models. The models' fans do not interact with each other as is usually the case. Fans are not really interested in the personality or the private life of models. The paper shows however that at girls' events, the fans are more attracted by the features of the body.

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  • CRID
    1390001206100185728
  • NII Article ID
    110009490148
  • NII Book ID
    AN10418471
  • DOI
    10.24460/mscom.81.0_163
  • ISSN
    24320838
    13411306
  • NDL BIB ID
    023945748
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • NDL
    • CiNii Articles
  • Abstract License Flag
    Disallowed

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