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Fan CULTure: Essays on Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century
     

Fan CULTure: Essays on Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century

by Kristin M. Barton, Jonathan Malcolm Lampley
 

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Fan CULTure explores how present-day fans interact with the films, television shows, books, and pop culture artifacts they love. From creating original works of fanfiction to influencing the content of major primetime series through social media, fans are no longer passive consumers. They have evolved into active participants in creating and shaping these

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Fan CULTure explores how present-day fans interact with the films, television shows, books, and pop culture artifacts they love. From creating original works of fanfiction to influencing the content of major primetime series through social media, fans are no longer passive consumers. They have evolved into active participants in creating and shaping these works. The all-new essays in this collection provide in-depth analyses of how fans interact with such popular franchises as Harry Potter, Lost, Supernatural, Lord of the Rings and Joss Whedon’s Serenity, and examines as well topics not based on media-like fans of LEGO building blocks, Disneyland, and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.

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ISBN-13:
9780786474189
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/07/2013
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
1,137,239
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

The late Kristin M. Barton was a professor and chair of the Department of Communications at Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia. He lived in Woodstock, Georgia. Jonathan Malcolm Lampley is a prolific contributor to many popular-culture periodicals and publications.

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