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Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture

Taylor & Francis
11/13/2012
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Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture Overview

Written from an insider's perspective and providing vivid examples from fan artifacts, Textual Poachers offers an ethnographic account of the media fan community, its interpretive strategies, its social institutions and cultural practices, and its troubled relationship to the mass media and consumer capitalism. stereotypical portrayal of fans as obsessive nerds who are out of touch with reality, he demonstrates that fans are pro-active constructors of an alternative culture using elements "poached" and reworked from the popular media (Journal of Popular Culture)


Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture Table Of Content

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 "Get a Life!": Fans, Poachers, Nomads 9
2 How Texts become Real 50
3 Fan Critics 86
4 "It's Not a Fairy Tale Anymore": Gender, Genre, Beauty and the Beast 120
5 Scribbling in the Margins: Fan Readers/Fan Writers 152
6 "Welcome to Bisexuality, Captain Kirk": Slash and the Fan-Writing Community 185
7 "Layers of Meaning": Fan Music Video and the Poetics of Poaching 223
8 "Strangers No More, We Sing": Folk Music, Folk Culture, and the Fan Community 250
Conclusion: "In My Weekend-Only World...": Reconsidering Fandom 277
App.: Fan Texts 288
App.: Sources 307
Index 329


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