Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2019 Jacqueline A Haughton
Organizational Studies as a field typically focuses on organizations such as workplaces, large businesses, corporations, or governments. While organizational theorists often recognize in their definitions of organization that other forms of human groups and communities can be considered organizations, they don’t often include non-traditional organizations as examples in literature. In this thesis, I argue that music fandoms are a form of organization by examining multiple definitions, power relations, culture, influence on identity, and lasting impacts of fandom.
Haughton, Jacqueline, "“They F*cking Own This Sh*t. They're Running It”: Are Music Fandoms Organizations?" (2020). Scripps Senior Theses. 1519.