Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture / Edition 1

Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture / Edition 1

by Henry Jenkins, Geoffrey Wigoder, Elie Wiesel
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814742853
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
279
Sales rank:
1,482,375
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : confessions of an aca/fan1
1Excerpts from "Matt Hills interviews Henry Jenkins"9
2Star Trek rerun, reread, rewritten : fan writing as textual poaching37
3"Normal female interest in men bonking" : selections from the Terra Nostra underground and strange bedfellows61
4"Out of the closet and into the universe" : queers and Star Trek89
5"Do you enjoy making the rest of us feel stupid?" : alt.tv.twinpeaks, the trickster author, and viewer mastery115
6Interactive audiences? : the "collective intelligence" of media fans134
7Pop cosmopolitanism : mapping cultural flows in an age of media convergence152
8Love online173
9Blog this!178
10A safety net182
11Professor Jenkins goes to Washington187
12Coming up next! : ambushed on Donahue198
13The war between effects and meanings : rethinking the video game violence debate208
14The Chinese Columbine : how one tragedy ignited the Chinese government's simmering fears of youth culture and the Internet222
15"The monsters next door" : a father-son dialogue about Buffy, moral panic, and generational differences226

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