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Overview

Henry Jenkins at Authors@Google (video)

Henry Jenkins“s pioneering work in the early 1990s promoted the idea that fans are among the most active, creative, critically engaged, and socially connected consumers of popular culture and that they represent the vanguard of a new relationship with mass media. Though marginal and largely invisible to the general public at the time, today, media producers and advertisers, not to mention researchers and fans, take for granted the idea that the success of a media franchise depends on fan investments and participation.

Bringing together the highlights of a decade and a half of groundbreaking research into the cultural life of media consumers, Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers takes readers from Jenkins's progressive early work defending fan culture against those who would marginalize or stigmatize it, through to his more recent work, combating moral panic and defending Goths and gamers in the wake of the Columbine shootings. Starting with an interview on the current state of fan studies, this volume maps the core theoretical and methodological issues in Fan Studies. It goes on to chart the growth of participatory culture on the web, take up blogging as perhaps the most powerful illustration of how consumer participation impacts mainstream media, and debate the public policy implications surrounding participation and intellectual property.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Jenkins is one of us: a geek, a fan, a popcult packrat. He's also an incisive and unflinching critic. His affection for the subject and sharp eye for 'what it all means' are an unbeatable combination. This is fascinating, engrossing and enlightening reading.”
-Cory Doctorow,author of Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town and co-editor of Boing Boing

“Jenkins persuasively argues in favor of taking the fan’s perspective in analyzing television— and this is the cornerstone of the new turn in Cultural Studies.”
-Claremont Review of Books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814742853
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 279
  • Sales rank: 962,987
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Jenkins is Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts, and Education at USC. He is author of five books, most recently Convergence Culture (2008), Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers (2006), The Wow Climax (2006), all available from NYU Press, and is co-author or editor of eight other books on media and communication.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : confessions of an aca/fan 1
1 Excerpts from "Matt Hills interviews Henry Jenkins" 9
2 Star Trek rerun, reread, rewritten : fan writing as textual poaching 37
3 "Normal female interest in men bonking" : selections from the Terra Nostra underground and strange bedfellows 61
4 "Out of the closet and into the universe" : queers and Star Trek 89
5 "Do you enjoy making the rest of us feel stupid?" : alt.tv.twinpeaks, the trickster author, and viewer mastery 115
6 Interactive audiences? : the "collective intelligence" of media fans 134
7 Pop cosmopolitanism : mapping cultural flows in an age of media convergence 152
8 Love online 173
9 Blog this! 178
10 A safety net 182
11 Professor Jenkins goes to Washington 187
12 Coming up next! : ambushed on Donahue 198
13 The war between effects and meanings : rethinking the video game violence debate 208
14 The Chinese Columbine : how one tragedy ignited the Chinese government's simmering fears of youth culture and the Internet 222
15 "The monsters next door" : a father-son dialogue about Buffy, moral panic, and generational differences 226
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