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Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  123 ratings  ·  7 reviews
We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, "stalk" our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel--each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low ...more
Hardcover, 406 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by New York University Press
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Aaron
Disappointing. I was hoping for the sort of papers that appear in Transformative Works and Cultures. Or at least I was hoping for more analysis of the activities of popular culture fans. This book included too little of that, and too many metatheoretical papers that were only of interest to established fan studies scholars.
Valerie
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although I only read a few of the essays fully and merely skimmed the rest (for I only needed to read a certain few for my research), I definitely appreciate the diversity of topics discussed within this book. I also learned a bit about a few topics I'm not familiar with, such as music fandoms.
Andrea
Este libro es una colección de ensayos que enfocan el tema del fenómeno fan desde muchos puntos de vista y precisamente ese es su mayor acierto. Aquí nos podemos encontrar análisis sobre el comportamiento de fans de música en el siglo XVIII, pasando por fans de los deportes (normalmente ignorados en el campo de los estudios de fans) hasta el proceso de desencanto de unos fans coreanos con un actor. Los temas son muy variados y aunque nunca se realiza una exploración teórica en profundidad, los ...more
Taylor Ellwood
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: academia, pop-culture
This is a collection of essays on pop culture studies, circa 2006, so some of the content is a bit dated, but all of it is interesting to read. However, one thing which stands out to me about this book is that many of the essays never really focused on identity in relationship to pop culture. I mention that only because I'd hoped to see more focus on that topic, and of course its in the title of the book. However what I did like about the book is that a number of essays focused on ...more
Pansity Collins
Feb 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The essays included provide a good update to the classic studies of various fandoms such as Henry Jenkins' Textual Poachers.
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