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Understanding fandom : an introduction to the study of media fan culture

Author: Mark Duffett
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While fans used to be seen as an overly obsessed fringe audience, shifts in technology and production in the last few decades have made fandom a central mode of media consumption. An abundance of theorists have emerged in parallel to explore this phenomenon, many specializing in particular kinds of fan research. Although the volume will not address sports fandom, it will aim to include insights from research linked  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Duffett
ISBN: 9781441158550 1441158553 9781441166937 1441166939
OCLC Number: 777652928
Description: xii, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: What if?: reimagining fandom / Matt Hills --
1. Introduction --
2. Fan stereotypes and representations --
3. Beyond the text --
4. The pathological tradition --
5. How do people become fans? --
6. Fan practices --
7. Fandom, gender and sexual orientation --
8. Myths, cults and places --
9. The ran community: Online and Offline --
10. Researching random --
11. Conclusion: The frontiers of fan research.
Responsibility: by Mark Duffett.

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Introduces undergraduate students to concepts associated with the study of media fan culture.  Read more...

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[Duffett's] strategy is primarily educative: to usefully and clearly explain the methods, discourses and debates that emerge from thinking about a body of work on fandom ... The book [has] immense Read more...

 
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