Fan Cultures

Fan Cultures

by Matthew Hills

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Fan Cultures by Matthew Hills

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: 9781134551989
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/02/2003
Series: Sussex Studies in Culture and Communication
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

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

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