Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture

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Routledge, 2013 - Art - 370 pages

The twentieth anniversary edition of Henry Jenkins's d104ual Poachers brings this now-canonical text to a new generation of students interested in the intersections of fandom, participatory culture, popular consumption and media theory.

Supplementing the original, classic text is an interview between Henry Jenkins and Suzanne Scott in which Jenkins reflects upon changes in the field since the original release of d104ual Poachers. A study guide by Louisa Stein helps provides instructors with suggestions for the way d104ual Poachers can be used in the contemporary classroom, and study questions encourage students to consider fan cultures in relation to consumer capitalism, genre, gender, sexuality, and more.

 

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This is an excellent book. Intelligent, thoughtful, well-written, by someone who knows his stuff. Yes it's dated; I would absolutely love to see an update for the YouTube world. I have only recently ... Read full review

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A media studies exploration of television fandom from the early nineties. One of the best studies on the subject, at least partly because Jenkins considers himself a fan of the type he's discussing ... Read full review

Contents

A Conversationbetween Henry Jenkins and Suzanne Scott
vii
Acknowledgments
li
Introduction
1
Fans Poachers Nomads
9
2 How Texts become Real
50
3 Fan Critics
86
Gender Genre Beauty and the Beast
120
Fan ReadersFan Writers
152
Filk Music Folk Culture and the Fan Community
250
Reconsidering Fandom
277
Appendix Fan Texts Compiled by Meg Garrett
288
Sources
307
Note on the Cover
329
Teaching Textual Poachers
332
Discussion Questions
350
Index
357

Slash and the FanWriting Community
185
Fan Music Video and the Poetics of Poaching
223

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About the author (2013)

Henry Jenkins is the Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts, and Education at the University of Southern California. He was director of MIT's Comparative Media Studies Program for more than a decade. His books include: Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, and Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture.

Suzanne Scott is a Mellon Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow at Occidental College. She serves on the board of Transformative Works and Cultures, and is currently working on a book project based on her dissertation, "Revenge of the Fanboy: Convergence Culture and the Politics of Incorporation," addressing the gendered tensions surrounding contemporary fan culture and fan studies.

Louisa Ellen Stein is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College, and is coeditor of the collections Teen Television and Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom. Her current book project, Millennial Media, explores digital authorship and fandom in the millennial generation.

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