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Author: Mary Kirby-Diaz
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2009.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer transcended its cult-comic roots to achieve television success, spawning the spinoff series Angel and an academic movement along the way. This scholarly treatment takes a multidisciplinary approach to Buffy's fandom, which has expressed itself through fiction, videos, music, art, and other media. Ten essays analyze the sociology and anthropology of the fan community and how it uses the  Read more...
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Kirby-Diaz, Mary.
Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet : Essays on Online Fandom.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Kirby-Diaz
ISBN: 9780786453207 0786453206
OCLC Number: 867931323
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents: Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part 1- Fandoms as Communities; I've Got a Little List, or, "You Guys Wanna Team Up and Take Over SunnydaleU?"; Buffy, Angel, and the Creation of Virtual Communities; Part 2- Sociological Perspectives on Fandoms; RL on LJ; So, What's the Story? Story-Oriented and Series-Oriented Fans; Part 3- The Bronze Age: 1997-2001; "In the World, But Not of It"; Community, Language, and Postmodernism at the Mouth of Hell; Part 4- Participatory Communities and the Production of Culture; "Fake It Till You Make It." The Problematic Definition of "Fan""Easy to Associate Angsty Lyrics with Buffy"; Glossary; Selected Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer transcended its cult-comic roots to achieve television success, spawning the spinoff series Angel and an academic movement along the way. This scholarly treatment takes a multidisciplinary approach to Buffy's fandom, which has expressed itself through fiction, videos, music, art, and other media. Ten essays analyze the sociology and anthropology of the fan community and how it uses the Internet to share its passion.

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