The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures

The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures


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ISBN-13: 9780815382706
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Linda Duits is an affiliate researcher with the Institute for Cultural Inquiry at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and publicist specialized in popular culture.

Koos Zwaan is Associate Professor in Media, Culture and Citizenship at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, and co-editor of Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format.

Stijn Reijnders is Associate Professor in Cultural Heritage at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and author of Places of the Imagination: Media, Tourism, Culture.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors


Introduction (Koos Zwaan, Linda Duits and Stijn Reijnders)

Part I Re-defining the Fan

1. Returning to ‘Becoming-a-Fan’ Stories: Theorising Transformational Objects and the Emergence/Extension of Fandom (Matt Hills)

2. Populating the Universe: Toy Collecting and Adult Lives (Kristen N. Bryant, Denise D. Bielby and C. Lee Harrington)

3. Much Ado about Keanu Reeves: The Drama of Ageing in Online Fandom (Shenja van der Graaf)

4. Music for (Something Other than) Pleasure: Anti-fans and the Other Side of Popular Music Appeal (Liz Giuffre)

5. A Severe Case of Disliking Bimbo Heidi, Scumbag Jesse and Bastard Tiger: Analysing Celebrities’ Online Anti-fans (Nathalie Claessens and Hilde Van den Bulck)

6. Fandom as Survival in Media Life (The Janissary Collective)

7. From Interpretive Communities to Interpretative Fairs: Ordinary Fandom, Textual Selection and Digital Media (Cornel Sandvoss and Laura Kearns)

Part II Fans and Producers

8. Fan/Celebrity Interactions and Social Media: Connectivity and Engagement in Lady Gaga Fandom (Lucy Bennett)

9. Fans of Folklore Performances: Identifying a New Relationship Between Communication and Marketing (Angela Chang)

10. Investors and Patrons, Gatekeepers and Social Capital: Representations and Experiences of Fans’ Participation in Fan Funding (Francesco D’Amato)

11. Music Fans as Mediators in the Age of Digital Reproduction (Arturo Arriagada and Victor Cruz)

12. Celebrity: The Return of the Repressed in Fan Studies? (Mark Duffett)

13. Fans Who Cut Their Soaps Queer: A Queer Theoretical Study into Online Fandom of Gay Television Representation (Frederik Dhaenens and Sofie Van Bauwel)

Part III Locali ties of Fandom

14. Transnational Cultural Fandom (Hye-Kyung Lee)

15. Retreating Behind the Scenes: The ‘Less’-Civilizing Impact of Virtual Spaces on the Irish Heavy Metal Scene (Gary Sinclair)

16. ‘Kvlt-er than Thou’: Power, Suspicion and Nostalgia within Black Metal Fandom (Ross Hagen)

17. A Decade in the Life of Online Fan Communities (Ruth A. Deller)

18. Placing Fan Cultures: Xenites in the Transnational Spaces of Fandom (Kaarina Nikunen)

19. Embodied Fantasy: The Affective Space of Anime Conventions (Nicolle Lamerichs)

20. Watching Football in the Fan Park: Mediatization, Spectatorship and Fan Identity (Karin Becker, Robert Kautsky and Andreas Widholm)

21. ‘We’re Not Racist, We Only Hate Mancs’: Post-Subculture and Football Fandom (Steve Redhead)


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