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Mexican Blood, American Heart : l’entrepreneuriat de soi et le culte DIY des fans latinos de Morrissey à Los Angeles

Abstract : This article examines the discourses and practices of Morrissey fans in California, Los Angeles, who are mostly immigrants and descendants of first and second generation Mexican-American immigrants. Based on the quantitative results of a questionnaire posted on the “Moz Angeles” Facebook page, participant observation during concerts in Los Angeles County, and qualitative interviews conducted in Los Angeles between June and August 2016, this article highlights the social dynamics at play within this particular group of fans. Fan discourse concerning their attachment to the artist is also analysed, as are the various functions played by locally produced merchandise. The article shows how Latino fans of Morrissey in Los Angeles have created an original interpretation of their idol: rather than being a cult of the singer’s personality and music, they have organized a local market for DIY artifacts and tribute band concerts that are formulated from the angle of ethnicity.
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Élodie Grossi. Mexican Blood, American Heart : l’entrepreneuriat de soi et le culte DIY des fans latinos de Morrissey à Los Angeles. Volume! La revue des musiques populaires, Association Mélanie Seteun, 2020, 16 (2), pp.225-241. ⟨10.4000/volume.8177⟩. ⟨halshs-02889464⟩

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