Enterprising women: television fandom and the creation of popular myth

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992 - Performing Arts - 338 pages
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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

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User Review  - JulesJones - LibraryThing

Given the poor quality of the research in the fandom I know from the inside, I'm disinclined to trust the research on the other fandoms covered in the book. There are also hearsay reports that the author did not obtain consent to publish some of the personal statements quoted in the book. Read full review


Fan Fiction and Material Art
Training New Members
Learning about Videotape

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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.

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