Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet: Essays on Online Fandom

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Mary Kirby-Diaz
McFarland, Jan 22, 2009 - Performing Arts - 219 pages
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer transcended its cult-comic roots to achieve television success, spawning the spinoff series Angel and an academic movement along the way. This scholarly treatment takes a multidisciplinary approach to Buffy’s fandom, which has expressed itself through fiction, videos, music, art, and other media. Ten essays analyze the sociology and anthropology of the fan community and how it uses the Internet to share its passion.
 

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Contents

Part 1 Fandoms as Communities
7
Part 2 Sociological Perspectives on Fandoms
43
19972001
87
Part 4 Participatory Communities and the Production of Culture
127
Glossary
197
Selected Bibliography
199
About the Contributors
205
Index
207
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Mary Kirby-Diaz is a professor of sociology at Farmingdale State College in New York, with a study specialty in family, pedagogy and community mediation. A Buffy fan, she began researching the show’s popular culture in 2003.

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