Tune In, Log On: Soaps, Fandom, and Online Community / Edition 1

Tune In, Log On: Soaps, Fandom, and Online Community / Edition 1

by Nancy K. Baym
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761916490

ISBN-13: 9780761916499

Pub. Date: 10/15/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Tune In, Log Out is an ethnographic study of an Internet soap opera fan group. Bridging the fields of computer-mediated communication and audience studies, the book shows how verbal and non verbal communicative practices create collaborative interpretations and criticism, group humor, interpersonal relationships, group norms and individual identity. While much has

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Tune In, Log Out is an ethnographic study of an Internet soap opera fan group. Bridging the fields of computer-mediated communication and audience studies, the book shows how verbal and non verbal communicative practices create collaborative interpretations and criticism, group humor, interpersonal relationships, group norms and individual identity. While much has been written about problems and inequities women have encountered online, Nancy K Baym's analysis of a female-dominated group in which female communication styles prevail demonstrates that women can build successful online communities while still welcoming male participation. In addition, a longitudinal look at the development of fan group allows an examination of the endurance of the group's social structure in the face of the Internet's tremendous growth. Lively and engaging, Tune In, Log Out provides an entertaining introduction to issues of online and audience community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761916499
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/15/1999
Series:
New Media Cultures Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Introduction
Three Tales of One Community
The Soap Opera and Its Audience
TV for the Less Intelligent?
Interpreting and Comparing Perspectives in the Audience Community
It's Only a Soap
Criticism, Creativity and Solidarity
'I Think of Them as Friends'
Interpersonal Relationships in the On-Line Community
The Development of Individual Identity
Futureflash
Five Years Later
Conclusion
Tune In Tomorrow

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