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We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low culture.

Fandom brings together leading scholars to examine fans, their practices, and their favorite texts. This unparalleled selection of original essays examines instances across the spectrum of modern cultural consumption from Karl Marx to Paris Hilton, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to backyard wrestling, Bach fugues to Bollywood cinema¸ and nineteenth-century concert halls to computer gaming. Contributors examine fans of high cultural texts and genres, the spaces of fandom, fandom around the globe, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the legal and historical contexts of fan activity. Fandom is key to understanding modern life in our increasingly mediated and globalized world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction: Why Study Fans?
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part I Fan Texts From Aesthetic to Legal Judgments
  2. p. 17
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  1. 1The Death of the Reader? Literary Theory and the Study of Texts in Popular Culture
  2. pp. 19-32
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  1. 2 Media Academics as Media Audiences Aesthetic Judgments in Media and Cultural Studies
  2. pp. 33-47
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  1. 3 Yoko in Cyberspace with Beatles Fans Gender and the Re-Creation of Popular Mythology
  2. pp. 48-59
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  1. 4 Copyright Law, Fan Practices, and the Rights of the Author
  2. pp. 60-72
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  1. Part II Beyond Pop Culture Fandom from News to High Culture
  2. p. 73
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  1. 5 The News You Gotta Love It
  2. pp. 75-87
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  1. 6 The Fans of Cultural Theory
  2. pp. 88-97
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  1. 7 Bachies, Bardies, Trekkies, and Sherlockians
  2. pp. 98-109
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  1. 8 Fans of Chekhov Re-Approaching “High Culture”
  2. pp. 110-122
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  1. Part III Spaces of Fandom From Place to Performance
  2. p. 123
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  1. 9 Place, Elective Belonging,and the Diffused Audience
  2. pp. 125-138
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  1. 10 On the Set of The Sopranos“Inside” a Fan’s Construction of Nearness
  2. pp. 139-148
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  1. 11A Sort of Homecoming Fan Viewing and Symbolic Pilgrimage
  2. pp. 149-164
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  1. 12 From Smart Fan to Backyard Wrestler Performance, Context, and Aesthetic Violence
  2. pp. 165-176
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  1. Part IV Fan Audiences Worldwide From the Global to the Local
  2. p. 177
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  1. 13 Global Fandom/Global Fan Studies
  2. pp. 179-197
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  1. 14 Between Rowdies and Rasikas Rethinking Fan Activity in Indian Film Culture
  2. pp. 198-209
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  1. 15 Beyond Kung-Fu and Violence Locating East Asian Cinema Fandom
  2. pp. 210-219
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  1. 16 Han Suk-kyu and the Gendered Cultural Economy of Stardom and Fandom
  2. pp. 220-232
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  1. Part V Shifting Contexts, Changing Fan Cultures From Concert Halls to Console Games
  2. p. 233
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  1. 17 Loving Music Listeners, Entertainments, and the Origins ofMusic Fandom in Nineteenth-Century America
  2. pp. 235-249
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  1. 18 Girls Allowed? The Marginalization of Female Sport Fans
  2. pp. 250-260
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  1. 19 Customer Relationship Management Automating Fandom in Music Communities
  2. pp. 261-270
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  1. 20 Playing the GamePerformance in Digital Game Audiences
  2. pp. 271-282
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  1. Part VI Fans and Anti-Fans From Love to Hate
  2. p. 283
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  1. 21 Fan-tagonism Factions, Institutions, and Constitutive Hegemonies of Fandom
  2. pp. 285-300
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  1. 22 Untidy Fan Response to the Soiling of Martha Stewart’s Spotless Image
  2. pp. 301-315
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  1. 23 The Anti-Fan within the Fan Awe and Envy in Sport Fandom
  2. pp. 316-327
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  1. 24 A Vacancy at the Paris Hilton
  2. pp. 328-343
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  1. 25 The Other Side of Fandom Anti-Fans, Non-Fans, and the Hurts of History
  2. pp. 344-356
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  1. 26 AfterwordThe Future of Fandom
  2. pp. 357-364
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 365-392
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 393-398
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 399-406
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814743713
Related ISBN
9780814731819
MARC Record
OCLC
646892259
Pages
432
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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