The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom

The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom

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The field of fan studies has seen exponential growth in recent years and this companion brings together an internationally and interdisciplinarily diverse group of established scholars to reflect on the state of the field and to point to new research directions. Engaging an impressive array of media texts and formats and incorporating a variety of methodologies, this collection is organized into six main sections: methods and ethics, technologies and practices, identities, race and transcultural fandom, industry, and futures. Each section concludes with a conversation among some of the field's leading scholars and industry insiders to address a wealth of questions relevant to each section topic.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 462 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 31.75mm | 953g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138638927
  • 9781138638921

Table of contents

Section One: Methods and Ethics





Section Introduction











The Ethics of Studying Online Fandom



Kristina Busse









Always-On Fandom, Waiting, and Bingeing: Psychoanalysis as an Engagement with Fans' "Infra-ordinary" Experiences



Matt Hills









Archaeologies of Fandom: Using Historical Methods to Explore Fan Cultures of the Past



Kathy Fuller-Seeley









Surveying Fandom: The Ethics, Design and Use of Surveys in Fan Studies



Lucy Bennett









Approaches to Understanding Identity: Gamers, Fans, and Research Methods



Libby Hemphill, Carly A. Kocurek, and Xi Rao









Vidding and/as Pedagogy



Katherine E. Morrissey









Fannish Identities and Scholarly Responsibilities: A Conversation



Will Brooker, Mark Duffett, and Karen Hellekson








Section Two: Technologies and Practices





Section Introduction









The Fan Fiction Gold Rush, Generational Turnover, and the Battle for Fandom's Soul



Mel Stanfill









Tumblr Fan Aesthetics



Louisa Stein









Fan Tourism and Pilgrimage



Rebecca Williams









Fan Curators and Gateways into Fandom



Derek Kompare









From Model Building to 3D Printing: Star Trek and Build Code Across the Analog/Digital Divide



Bob Rehak









"We're not There": Fans, Fan Studies and the Participatory Continuum



Rhiannon Bury









"You're Terrible, Don't Ever Change!": How Identity, Rule Following, and Research Roadblocks Lend Meaning to Ambivalent Fan Engagement



Whitney Phillips









Music Fandom in the Digital Age: A Conversation



Nancy Baym, Daniel Cavicchi, and Norma Coates








Section Three: Identities





Section Introduction









The Queer Politics of Femslash



Julie Levin Russo









(Un)covering Masculinities in Cover Song Videos



Frederik Dhaenens









"He's a Real Man's Man": Pro Wrestling and Negotiations of Contemporary Masculinity



Sam Ford









Everyday Costume: Feminized Fandom, Retail, and Beauty Culture



Elizabeth Affuso









The Invasion of Loki's Army? Understanding Comic Culture's Increasing Awareness of Female Fans



Matthew A. Cicci









Accessing Fan Cultures: Disability, Digital Media, and Dreamwidth



Elizabeth Ellcessor









Class, Capital and Collecting in Media Fandom



Lincoln Geraghty









"Just to Pique Them". Takings Sides, Social identity and Sport Audiences



Vivi Theodoropoulou









Vidding and Identity: A Conversation



Francesca Coppa, Alexis Lothian, and Tisha Turk








Section Four: Race and Transcultural Fandom





Section Introduction









The Invisible Bag of Holding: Whiteness and Media Fandom



Benjamin Woo









(Black Female) Fans Strike Back: The Emergence of the Iris West Defense Squad



Kristen J. Warner









Filipinos' Forced Fandom of U.S. Media: Protests against The Daily Show and Desperate Housewives as Bids for Cultural Citizenship



Abigail De Kosnik









Charting Latinx Fandom



Jillian M. Baez









Transnational Media Fan Studies



Lori Morimoto









Exploring Local Fandom: Celebrities' Fans in the Global-Local Nexus



Hilde Van den Bulck









Advancing Transcultural Fandom: A Conversation



Bertha Chin, Aswin Punathambekar, and Sangita Shresthova








Section Five: Industry





Section Introduction









The Bigger Picture: Drawing Intersections Between Comics, Fan, and Industry Studies



Alisa Perren and Laura Felschow









Conspicuous Convention: Industry Interpellation and Fan Consumption at San Diego Comic-Con



Anne Gilbert









Fans and Merchandise



Avi Santo









Fannish Affect, "Quality" Fandom, and Transmedia Storytelling Campaigns



Melanie Kohnen









"Are you ready for this?" "I don't know if there's a choice.": Cult reboots, The X-Files Revival, and Fannish Expectations



Bethan Jones









Platform Fandom



Jeremy Wade Morris









Industry/Fan Relations: A Conversation



Ivan Askwith, Britta Lundin, and Aja Romano








Section Six: Futures of Fan Studies





Section Introduction









Negotiating Fandom: The Politics of Racebending



Henry Jenkins









Fantagonism, Franchising, and Industrial Management of Fan Privilege





Derek Johnson





41. Aging, Fans, and Fandom


Lee Harrington and Denise Bielby












42. Class "Then" and Class `Now' in Hotel Cerise







John Tulloch


43. Board Gamers as Fans









Paul Booth










44. Futures of Fan Studies: A Conversation









Melissa A. Click, Jonathan Gray, Jason Mittell, and Suzanne Scott
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About Melissa A. Click

Melissa A. Click's work on fans, audiences, and popular culture has been published in Television & New Media, the International Journal of Cultural Studies, Popular Communication, Popular Music & Society, Transformative Works & Cultures, and in the anthologies Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World and in Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century. She is editor of a forthcoming anthology on anti-fandom and co-editor of Bitten by Twilight.





Suzanne Scott is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared in Transformative Works and Cultures, Cinema Journal, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and New Media & Society, as well as numerous anthologies, including Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World (2nd Edition), How to Watch Television, and The Participatory Cultures Handbook. Her current book project examines the gendered tensions underpinning the media industry's embrace of fans within convergence culture.
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