ISBN-10:
0415240255
ISBN-13:
9780415240253
Pub. Date:
03/22/2002
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Fan Cultures / Edition 1

Fan Cultures / Edition 1

by Matthew Hills
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Overview

Emphasising the contradictions of fandom, Matt Hills outlines how media fans have been conceptualised in cultural theory. Drawing on case studies of specific fan groups, from Elvis impersonators to X-Philes and Trekkers, Hills discusses a range of approaches to fandom, from the Frankfurt School to psychoanalytic readings, and asks whether the development of new media creates the possibility of new forms of fandom. Fan Cultures also explores the notion of "fan cults" or followings, considering how media fans perform the distinctions of 'cult'status.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415240253
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/22/2002
Series: Sussex Studies in Culture and Communication Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 886,714
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Matt Hills is a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface: On the Lack of Singular Definitions. Part I: Approaching Fan Cultures 1. Fan Cultures Between Consumerism and 'Resistance' 2. Fan Cultures Between Community and Hierarchy 3. Fan Cultures Between 'Knowledge' and 'Justification' 4. Fan Cultures Between 'Fantasy' and 'Reality' Part II: Theorising Cult Media 5. Fandom Between Cult and Culture 6. Media Cults - Between the 'Textual' and the 'Extratextual' 7. Cult Geographies - Between the 'Textual' and the 'Spacial' 8. Cult Bodies - Between the 'Self' and the 'Other' Conclusion: New Media, New Fandoms, New Theoretical Approaches? Bibliography. Index

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