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Frans > 16 October 2019

See All Her Faces Some Favorite Dusty Photos
Cas19 > 16 October 2019

Getting It Right P.P> Arnold
Many, many thanks for this information and the clip of the song. Awesome
Mr Soul > 14 October 2019

See All Her Faces Latest Frozen Dusty PIcs
Great frozen pics, as usual, Darren! Thank you for all the ones you've posted over...
mas > 13 October 2019

You Set My Dreams To Music Dusty Moments
Lovely pics trek, i especially liked the topiary and the dragon at cliveden too.
Cardiff Bluesgirl > 7 October 2019

Don't Forget About Me National Album Day (UK)
Thanks for the head's up Jim, but I wish they had chosen Everything's Coming Up...
IWannaBeABluesSinger > 1 October 2019

Don't Forget About Me Lucy O'Brien - revision of biography
Really? I thought it was because you know who demanded a gag order back...
JMFabianoRPL > 19 September 2019

Don't Forget About Me Martha Reeves...Chef!
Don't normally watch "Celebrity Master Chef". Then saw that Martha was a contestant so watched,...
pat.dunham > 16 September 2019

You Set My Dreams To Music Look what I just found on You Tube.....
Darren posted a new and better version of the Hullabaloo thingy:
Frans > 13 September 2019

See All Her Faces New to us on fb.
It was so lovely to see this, I love early pics. Casx
Cas19 > 13 September 2019

Dissertation about Dusty Springfield fans

A mirror of recognition.

Nancy J. Young -- co-founder of Let's Talk Dusty -- is the author of dissertation "A Mirror of recognition: How the empathetic relationship between Dusty Springfield and her not-straight fans facilitates their Identity development".

From the abstract: The dissertation is a multi-case qualitative study and explores the phenomenon of identity development of not-straight (more traditionally labeled as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or queer) fans through their attachment to British popular singer Dusty Springfield as a fan-object. A purposefully selected sample of four fans, aged 21-45, two male and two female, from the United Kingdom and the United States, were interviewed. The interdisciplinary conceptual framework of the study combines the fields of identity development, fan studies, and psychological theories related to projection.

The themes that emerge from the data suggest that Dusty Springfield’s emotional music draws the listener into fandom and that the relationship the fan feels with Dusty is based upon the fan’s identification with and interpretation of the fan-object’s life, music, and image. Dusty mirrors the fans’ not-straight sexual identities and emotional vulnerabilities, as well as mirroring one participant’s self-definition as a racial outsider and another’s sense of victimization as a survivor of domestic abuse. Dusty’s function as fan-object also parallels many of the traits identified with affirmative therapy for gays and lesbians and highlights not-straight fans’ creative appropriation of icons for their identity work. Whether they view her as a role model, friend, or otherwise, their relationship with Dusty, and their fandom more broadly, alters their sense of themselves, their relationships with others, and their sense of where they belong in the world.

You can download the dissertation here: A Mirror of Recognition (Link to pdf at the top of the page)

Dusty Moments

  • 16 Oct
    Losing You is released in the UK (1964) All Day

  • 18 Oct
    Heart and Soul (duet with Cilla Black) is released in the UK (1993) All Day

  • 23 Oct
    Roll Away is released in the UK (1995) All Day

  • 26 Oct
    Dusty - The Very Best of Dusty Springfield is released in the UK (1998) All Day