According to professor Mathieu Deflem, who has seen her 28 times in concert and runs a Gaga fansite, the course will focus on looking at the pop star as a social event.
"It's not the person, and it's not the music. It's more this thing out there in society that has 10 million followers on Facebook and six million on Twitter. I mean, that's a social phenomenon. It's a global social phenomenon. The central question of the course is, this fame... how can it be accounted for? What are some of the mechanisms and some of the conditions of Lady Gaga's rise to popularity?"
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