Patti Smith: Aging, fandom, and libido
Keywords:Aging women, Androgyny, Fan studies, Gender
This essay traces a lifelong fandom of Patti Smith in light of issues of aging, femininity, and libido. It also considers the paucity of transformative images in Western mass culture and its fandoms of aging women. Personal narrative is brought into play, fans' experiences throughout the life cycle are referenced, and gender issues are emphasized.
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