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 this important book, 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.

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In this important book, 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.

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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