Enterprising women: television fandom and the creation of popular myth

Front Cover
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992 - Performing Arts - 338 pages
6 Reviews
A study of the worldwide community of fans of Star Trek and other genre television series who create and distribute fiction and art based on their favorite series. This community includes people from all walks of life--housewives, librarians, secretaries, and professors of medieval literature. Ninety percent of its members are women

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
0
4 stars
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
1

Review: Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth

User Review  - Elisabeth - Goodreads

Written at about the same time, and covering the same subject, as Henry Jenkins' seminal Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, this book at first appears to be a more dry and ... Read full review

Review: Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth

User Review  - Kifflie - Goodreads

This is an ethnographic study of female fandom. It's pre-internet, published in 1992, so in some ways it's amusingly out of date. Still, as someone who's been part of female fan communities off and on ... Read full review

Contents

Fan Fiction and Material Art
44
Training New Members
81
Learning about Videotape
115
Copyright

9 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1992)

Camille Bacon-Smith is the author of several books, including Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press, The Face of Time, and Eyes of the Empress.

Bibliographic information