This project examines the subject of celebrity idolisation on the basis of a specific case: fans of contemporary pop-icon Justin Bieber. The examination of this subject is made on the basis of classical theories: mass psychology by Le Bon and psychoanalysis by Freud. The project includes an analysis of these theories and their psychological ideas based on an interview with three girls who worship Justin Bieber. This analysis aims to explore why a person worships a celebrity, and concludes that this is based on a combination of firstly the individual aspect which includes their own mentality and their relation to the idol, and secondly the mass psychological aspect which involves the influence that the group of worshippers has on this person. The theories in question are originally produced to function in a different time and context, and accordingly the project takes on a different aspect: the question of whether or not this method of examining the subject of celebrity worship is scientifically correct. This question of scientific validationis discussed in the project, on the basis of scientific theories by Popper and Kuhn. This discussion leads to the conclusion that our methods are partly scientific, since they are similar to methods that are valued scientific by these theoreticians.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||26 jun. 2014|
- Justin Bieber
- Le Bon