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Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World [Paperback]

Cornel Sandvoss , C. Lee Harrington , Jonathan Gray
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Book Description

15 Jun 2007
We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, "stalk" our favourite 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 favourite 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.

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: New York University Press; First Edition edition (15 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814731821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814731826
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 16.2 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Fandom pushes the boundaries of fan studies in bold directions, incorporating high culture fandoms, global fan cultures, fan technologies, and antagonistic anti-fandom, while rethinking the core tenets of fan studies concerning aesthetics, place, intellectual property, and interpretive communities - all presented with a lively, accessible, and engaging writing style." - Jason Mittell, Middlebury College"

About the Author

Jonathan Gray is Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. Cornel Sandvoss is Subject Leader in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies at the University of Surrey. C. Lee Harrington is Professor of Sociology at Miami University.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it 17 Sep 2013
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i bought it for my essay, it is helpful and the book is good, and the diliver is fast .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and fun 6 Feb 2008
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I found this book on the new books shelf at the university library. It's a cross between a media studies/cultural studies expose of the study of fan culture. The different chapters in the anthology cover different genres tv shows (Sopranos), women in violent movies (_Kill Bill_) and the aesthetics of fandom.

The book was well-written, researched, and entertaining. I ate up this book and this says lots since I'm really in research and teaching mode. This book will be best served by a lay audience who is already interested in popular culture, media studies, communication, etc. A university audience will also find this book interesting in various courses in the humanities and social sciences.

I can't decide which chapter was my favourite---they were all great. But, I do think the Into, Sopranos, and Kill Bill chapters were the highlights for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good 8 Feb 2013
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It was lovely but a big misleading in terms of the cover being hardback, not the one from the picture. that said it was in great condition
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