The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media / Edition 1

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With stories of hysterical teenagers and obsessive fans killing for their heroes, fans and fandom get a bad press. The Adoring Audience looks deeper into fan culture, particularly as it relates to identity,
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415078214
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,333,882
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
Pt. I Defining Fandom
1 Fandom as Pathology: The Consequences of Characterization 9
2 The Cultural Economy of Fandom 30
3 Is There a Fan in the House?: The Affective Sensibility of Fandom 50
Pt. II Fandom and Gender
4 Essays from Bitch: The Women's Rock Newsletter with Bite 69
5 Beatlemania: Girls Just Want to Have Fun 84
6 'I'll Be Here With You': Fans, Fantasy and the Figure of Elvis 107
7 'Something More Than Love': Fan Stories on Film 135
Pt. III Fans and Industry
8 Fans as Tastemakers: Viewers for Quality Television 163
9 Television Executives Speak about Fan Letters to the Networks 185
Pt. IV Production by Fans
10 A Glimpse of the Fan Factory 191
11 'Strangers No More, We Sing': Filking and the Social Construction of the Science Fiction Fan Community 208
Index 237
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