Playing Fans: Negotiating Fandom and Media in the Digital Age (Fan Studies)
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In Playing Fans, Paul Booth argues that the more attention entertainment businesses pay to fans, the more mainstream fans have become popularized. But such mainstreaming ignores important creative fan work and tries to channel fandom into activities lucrative for the companies. Offering a new approach to the longstanding debate about the balance between manipulation and subversion in popular culture, the author argues that we can understand the current moment best through the concepts of pastiche and parody. This sophisticated alternative to conceiving of fans as either dupes of the media industry or rebels against it takes the discussion of “transformative? and “affirmative? fandom in a productive new direction.
With nuanced analyses of the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff, the representations of fans in TV shows like Community and films like Fanboys, SuperWhoLock fans? use of gifs, and the similarities in discussions of slash fandom and pornographic parody films, this book reveals how fans borrow media techniques and media industries mimic fan activities. Just as the entertainment industry needs fans to succeed, so too do fans need—and desire—the media, and they represent their love through gif fics, crowdfunding, and digital cosplay. Everyone who wants to understand how consumers are making themselves at home in the brave new world being built by the contemporary media should read this book.
Über den Autor:
Paul Booth is an associate professor at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of Digital Fandom: New Media Studies and Time on TV: Temporal Displacement and Mashup Television, and the editor of Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who. His research interests include fandom, popular culture, cult media, technology, and time travel. At home in Forest Park, Illinois, he is currently enjoying a cup of coffee.
Titel: Playing Fans: Negotiating Fandom and Media ...
Verlag: University Of Iowa Press
Einband: Soft cover
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