Tune in, log on : soaps, fandom, and online community (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Tune in, log on : soaps, fandom, and online community

Author: Nancy K Baym
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [2000] ©2000
Series: New media cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nancy K. Baym's Tune In, Log On: Soaps, Fandom, and Online Community is an ethnographic study of an Internet soap opera fan group. Bridging the fields of computer-mediated communication and audience studies, the book shows how verbal and nonverbal communicative practices create collaborative interpretations and criticism, group humor, interpersonal relationships, group norms, and individual identity."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic discussion groups
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baym, Nancy K.
Tune in, log on.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2000
(OCoLC)606319228
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy K Baym
ISBN: 0761916482 9780761916482 0761916490 9780761916499
OCLC Number: 41319855
Description: x, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Three tales of one community --
1. The soap opera and its audience : TV for the less intelligent? --
2. Interpreting and comparing perspectives in the audience community --
3. It's only a soap : criticism, creativity, and solidarity --
4. "I think of them as friends" : interpersonal relationships in the online community --
5. The development of individual identity --
6. Futureflash : 5 years later --
Conclusion : Tune in tomorrow.
Series Title: New media cultures.
Responsibility: Nancy K. Baym.
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