Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992 - Social Science - 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

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User Review  - Jules Jones - Goodreads

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

Contents

Fan Fiction and Material Art
44
Training New Members
81
Learning about Videotape
115
Reading Fan Fiction
141
Visual Meaning
175
Identity and Risk
203
Homoerotic Romance
228
The Genre of Pain
255
Play Creativity and Narrative
282
Appendix A Methodology
299
Demographics
319
Index
335
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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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