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By Daniel Cavicchi

In response to 3 years of ethnographic learn with Bruce Springsteen fanatics, and educated through the author's personal stories as a fan, Tramps Like Us is an interdisciplinary examine of the ways that traditional humans shape particular, sustained attachments to Springsteen and his track and the way these attachments functionality in people's day-by-day lives. An insider's narrative approximately Springsteen fans--who they're, what they do, and why they do it--this e-book additionally explores the phenomenon of fandom usually. The textual content oscillates among lovers' tales and ideas and the author's personal anecdotes, remark, and research. Cavicchi demanding situations the stereotypes of lovers as obsessive, delusional, or even mentally unwell, and explores fandom as an ordinary cultural and social phenomenon. He argues that song fandom is an invaluable and significant habit that allows humans to form identification, create group, and make experience of the world.

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