Early View: “All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay” by Erynn Masi de Casanova, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy, and Cole Weirich #sssi #sociology https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.533 @sociologylens

In their article “All the World’s a Con: Frontstage, Backstage, and the Blurred Boundaries of Cosplay” Erynn Masi de Casanova, Jeremy Brenner-Levoy and Cole Weirich analyze the boundaries between frontstage and backstage and between self and persona (character) in cosplay spaces, where fans dress up as fictional characters. Based on their examination of participant observations and interviews the authors argue that “the body—not just as a “personal front,” but as cosplayers experience it—is important for understanding what cosplayers mean when they talk about ‘becoming someone else'”.

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