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Fans: The Mirror of Consumption / Edition 1
     

Fans: The Mirror of Consumption / Edition 1

by Cornel Sandvoss
 

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ISBN-10: 0745629725

ISBN-13: 9780745629728

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

In Fans: The Mirror of Consumption Cornel Sandvoss explores the social, cultural, and psychological premises and consequences of fan consumption. The scope of the book is impressive – he looks not just at the nature and development of whole fan cultures, but also focuses on the experience and identity of the individual fan. In addition, the book

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In Fans: The Mirror of Consumption Cornel Sandvoss explores the social, cultural, and psychological premises and consequences of fan consumption. The scope of the book is impressive – he looks not just at the nature and development of whole fan cultures, but also focuses on the experience and identity of the individual fan. In addition, the book proposes a new perspective on fans and popular culture, arguing that the modern self is reflected and constituted through media consumption.

In developing his account, Sandvoss draws on theoretical ideas in an original yet accessible way, and uses a wide range of examples, from Star Trek to Madonna to football, to illustrate his argument. This makes ‘Fans: the mirror of consumption’ an ideal text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students studying fans, audiences and consumption in all areas of contemporary culture.

It is the book’s original contribution, combined with its student-friendly approach, that will make ‘Fans: The Mirror of Consumption’ a ‘must read’ text for students and scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745629728
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvi
1Introduction: Representing Fandom1
2The Dominant Discourse of Resistance: Fandom and Power11
3A Text Called Home: Fandom Between Performance and Place44
4The Inner Fan: Fandom and Psychoanalysis67
5Fandom as Extension of Self: Self-Reflection and Narcissism95
6Fan Texts: From Polysemy to Neutrosemy123
7Conclusion: One-Dimensional Fan?153
Notes166
References172
Index189

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