The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures

Editors: Duits, Linda and Zwaan, Koos
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

Single-User Purchase Price: $149.95
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ISBN: 978-1-4094-5562-2
Category: Social Sciences
Image Count: 2
Book Status: Available
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures problematizes this exaltation of fans and offers a comprehensive examination of the current state of the field. Bringing together the latest international research, it explores the conceptualization of the fan and the significance of relationships between fans and producers, with particular attention to the intersection between online spaces and offline places.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction - Koos Zwaan, Linda Duits and Stijn Reijnders
  • PART I RE-DEFINING THE FAN
  • 1 Returning to ‘Becoming-a-Fan’ Stories: Theorising Transformational Objects and the Emergence/Extension of Fandom - Matt Hills
  • 2 Populating the Universe: Toy Collecting and Adult Lives - Kristen N. Bryant, Denise D. Bielby and C. Lee Harrington
  • 3 Much Ado about Keanu Reeves: The Drama of Ageing in Online Fandom - Shenja van der Graaf
  • 4 Music for (Something Other than) Pleasure: Anti-fans and the Other Side of Popular Music Appeal49 - Liz Giuffre
  • 5 A Severe Case of Disliking Bimbo Heidi, Scumbag Jesse and Bastard Tiger: Analysing Celebrities’ Online Anti-fans - Nathalie Claessens and Hilde Van den Bulck
  • 6 Fandom as Survival in Media Life - The Janissary Collective
  • 7 From Interpretive Communities to Interpretative Fairs: Ordinary Fandom, Textual Selection and Digital Media - Cornel Sandvoss and Laura Kearns
  • PART II FANS AND PRODUCERS
  • 8 Fan/Celebrity Interactions and Social Media: Connectivity and Engagement in Lady Gaga Fandom - Lucy Bennett
  • 9 Fans of Folklore Performances: Identifying a New Relationship Between Communication and Marketing - Angela Chang
  • 10 Investors and Patrons, Gatekeepers and Social Capital: Representations and Experiences of Fans’ Participation in Fan Funding - Francesco D'Amato
  • 11 Music Fans as Mediators in the Age of Digital Reproduction - Arturo Arriagada and Victor Cruz
  • 12 Celebrity: The Return of the Repressed in Fan Studies? - Mark Duffett
  • 13 Fans Who Cut Their Soaps Queer: A Queer Theoretical Study into Online Fandom of Gay Television Representation - Frederik Dhaenens and Sofie Van Bauwel
  • PART III LOCALITIES OF FANDOM
  • 14 Transnational Cultural Fandom - Hye-Kyung Lee
  • 15 Retreating Behind the Scenes: The ‘Less’-Civilizing Impact of Virtual Spaces on the Irish Heavy Metal Scene - Gary Sinclair
  • 16 ‘Kvlt-er than Thou’: Power, Suspicion and Nostalgia within Black Metal Fandom - Ross Hagen
  • 17 A Decade in the Life of Online Fan Communities - Ruth A. Deller
  • 18 Placing Fan Cultures: Xenites in the Transnational Spaces of Fandom - Kaarina Nikunen
  • 19 Embodied Fantasy: The Affective Space of Anime Conventions - Nicolle Lamerichs
  • 20 Watching Football in the Fan Park: Mediatization, Spectatorship and Fan Identity - Karin Becker, Robert Kautsky and Andreas Widholm
  • 21 ‘We're Not Racist, We Only Hate Mancs’: Post-Subculture and Football Fandom - Steve Redhead
  • Football Index