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Fan Cultures

Author: Matthew Hills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134551983

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Emphasising the contradictions of fandom, Matt Hills outlines how media fans have been conceptualised in cultural theory. Drawing on case studies of specific fan groups, from Elvis impersonators to X-Philes and Trekkers, Hills discusses a range of approaches to fandom, from the Frankfurt School to psychoanalytic readings, and asks whether the development of new media creates the possibility of new forms of fandom. Fan Cultures also explores the notion of "fan cults" or followings, considering how media fans perform the distinctions of 'cult' status.

Fandom At The Crossroads

Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships

Author: Katherine Larsen,Lynn Zubernis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443835560

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Fandom At The Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships is an in-depth exploration of the reciprocal relationship between a groundbreaking cult television show and its equally groundbreaking fandom. For the past six years the authors have inhabited the close-knit fan communities of the television show Supernatural, engaging in criticism and celebration, reading and writing fanfiction, and attending fan conventions. Their close relationships within the community allow an intimate behind-the-scenes examination of fan psychology, passion, motivation, and shame. The authors also speak directly to the creative side in order to understand what fuels the passionate reciprocal relationship Supernatural has with its fans, and to interrogate the reality of fans’ fears and shame. As they go behind the scenes and onto the sets to talk with Supernatural’s showrunners, writers, and actors, the authors struggle to negotiate a hybrid identity as “aca-fans”. Fangirls one moment, “legitimate” researchers the next, the boundaries often blur. Their repeated breaking of the fan/creative side boundary is mirrored in Supernatural’s reputation for fourth wall breaking, which has attracted journalistic coverage everywhere from Entertainment Weekly to the New York Times. Written with humor and irreverence, Stalking Fandom combines an innovative theorizing of fandom and popular culture, which will be useful in a variety of courses, with a behind-the-scenes story that anyone who’s ever been a fan or wondered why others are fans will find fascinating.

Cultural Studies

A Critical Introduction

Author: Simon During,Australian Research Professor Simon During

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415246569

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Providing an overview of the history, development and theory of cultural studies, this text begins by presenting an introduction to the field before highlighting key issues such as space, time and identity.

Game cultures

computer games as new media

Author: Jon Dovey,Helen W. Kennedy

Publisher: Open Univ Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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This book offers both an overview of the critical concepts and critical debates that are shaping the emerging field of Game Studies and an analysis of computer games as the most popular contemporary form of new media production and consumption. Games are explored for the general reader wishing to understand them in the context of cultural and media studies and are used as a critical site for the examination of the impact of new media on established frameworks and concepts within cultural and media studies. In particular, the book: Argues for the centrality of play in redefining reading, consuming and creating culture Offers detailed research into the political economy of games that generates a model of new media production Argues that games circulate within and remediate dominant technicities in emergent techno culture Offers valuable insight into the modes of intervention into game production and consumption as a model for understanding and contesting dominant ideas around the putative ‘openness’ of new media Examines the dynamics of power in relation to both the production and consumption of computer games.

Homemade Hollywood

fans behind the camera

Author: Clive Young

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: 9780826429230

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 297

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Homemade Hollywood Fans Behind the Camera is a comprehensive book about fan films, covering thesecret history of the burgeoning movement. Itexploresfanfilmmakers, creating the cinema of tomorrow: quick, bite-sized movies, starringworld-famous characters from Superman to Captain Kirk to Lara Croft. The flicksare fun, free and totally illegal.

DIY Style

Fashion, Music and Global Digital Cultures

Author: Brent Luvaas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857850474

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Armed with cheap digital technologies and a fiercely independent spirit, millions of young people from around the world have taken cultural production into their own hands, crafting their own clothing lines, launching their own record labels, and forging a vast, collaborative network of impassioned amateurs more interested in making than consuming. DIY Style tells the story of this international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of one of its biggest, but least known contingents: the "indie" music and fashion scene of the predominantly Muslim Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia. Through rich ethnographic detail, in-depth historical analysis, and cutting-edge social theory, the book chronicles the rise of DIY culture in Indonesia, and also explores the phenomenon in Europe and the United States, painting an evocative portrait of vibrant communities who are not only making and distributing popular culture on their own terms, but working to tear down the barriers between production and consumption, third and first world, global and local. What emerges from the book is a cautiously optimistic view of the future of global capitalism - a creative, collectivist alternative built from the ground up. This exciting and original study is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, fashion, media studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Identifying Hollywood's Audiences: Cultural Identity and the Movies

Author: Melvyn Stokes,Richard Maltby

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9780851707389

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

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Examines what Hollywood knew about its audiences between the 1920s and 1990s. This book looks at the methods the American motion picture industry has used to identify and understand its customers, and the ways in which that understanding has shaped the movies it produced.


Materialität und Regionalität

Author: Veronika Gründhammer Valentin Dander (Heike Ortner, Daniel Pfurtscheller, Michaela Rizzolli (dir.).)

Publisher: innsbruck University Press

ISBN: 3903122270

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Die Mehrdeutigkeit des Schlagwortes Raum zieht vielschichtige Interpretationen, Fragestellungen, Theorien und Analysemethoden für die Kategorie des Raumlichen nach sich. Diese Pluralitatder Deutungen und disziplinaren Zugange gilt in ahnlicher Weise für den Untersuchungsgegenstand Medien. Der vorliegende Sammelband biindelt Forschungsansatze aus so unterschiedlichen Disziplinen wie Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Bildungswissenschaft, Sprachwissenschaft, Ethnologie, Géographie und Architektur. Auf der einen Seite zeigen sich régionale Medienraume eng mit dem globalen Mediensystem verwoben. Auf der anderen Seite kann zwischen materiellen und immateriellen Raumen unterschieden werden. Wahrend einige Beitrage dieses reichhaltige Forschungsgebiet theoretisch abstecken, zeigen einige Beitrage mögliche Anknüpfungspunkte für die Praxis auf.

Generation Facebook

über das Leben im Social Net

Author: Oliver Leistert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783837618594

Category: Facebook

Page: 283

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Facebook hat das Internet erobert. Lange als Trivialität belächelt, lässt sich die Relevanz der ”sozialen Netzwerke“ heute nicht mehr bestreiten. Als Umschlagplatz für soziale Beziehungen aller Art erlangt gerade der Marktführer immer größere ökonomische Macht und politische Bedeutung und nistet sich zusehends tiefer in gesellschaftliche Strukturen ein. In diesem Band kommen internationale Autorinnen und Autoren zu Wort, die erstmals eine umfassende medien- und kulturkritische Perspektive auf Facebook entwickeln. In fundierten theoretischen Beiträgen - u.a. von Geert Lovink - sowie perspektivenreichen Kommentaren - u.a. von Saskia Sassen - werden die wichtigsten Facetten des Phänomens untersucht und die Konsequenzen dieser neuen Form von Sozialität analysiert.

Zwischen Autor und Text

Interpretation und Überinterpretation

Author: Umberto Eco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446173262


Page: 163

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Author: K. Eckhardt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663159000

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Schmeiß alles hin und fang neu an

Postpunk 1978 - 1984

Author: Simon Reynolds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854452706


Page: 575

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Television as Digital Media

Author: James Bennett,Niki Strange

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822349108

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 389

View: 3018

DIVCollection of essays that consider television as a digital media form and the aesthetic, cultural, and industrial changes that this shift has provoked./div

Dreaming of Fred and Ginger

cinema and cultural memory

Author: Annette Kuhn

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814747711

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 273

View: 8038

In the 1930s, Britain had the highest annual per capita cinema attendance in the world, far surpassing ballroom dancing as the nation's favorite pastime. It was, as historian A.J.P. Taylor said, the "essential social habit of the age." And yet, although we know something about the demographics of British cinemagoers, we know almost nothing of their experience of film, how film affected them, how it fit into their daily lives, what role cinema played in the larger culture of the time, and in what ways cinemagoing shaped the generation that came of age in the 1930s.InDreaming of Fred and Ginger, Annette Kuhn draws upon contemporary publications, extensive interviews with cinemagoers themselves, and readings of selected film, to produce a provocative and perspective-altering ethno-historical study. Taking cinemagoers' accounts of their own experiences as both "the engine and product of investigation," Kuhn enters imaginatively into the world of 1930s cinema culture and analyzes its place in popular memory. Among the topics she examines are the physical space of the cinemas; the role film played in growing up; the experience of being a member of a cinema audience; film-inspired fantasies of American life; the importance of cinema to adolescence in offering role models, ideals of romance, as well as practical opportunities for courtship; and the sheer pleasure of watching such film stars as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Nelson Eddy, Ronald Colman, and many others.Engagingly written and painstakingly researched, with contributions to film history, cultural studies, and social history,Dreaming of Fred and Gingeroffers an illuminating account of a key moment in British cultural memory.

Die Anfänge der Musik

Author: Carl Stumpf

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487410845

Category: Music

Page: 209

View: 5586

American Book Publishing Record

ABPR annual cumulative

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 2664


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 368


Author: Colin Crouch

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518785303

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

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"Postdemokratie": Dieser Begriff des Politikwissenschaftlers Colin Crouch wurde nach dem Erscheinen der Originalausgabe seines Buches zum Kristallisationspunkt der Debatte um Politikverdrossenheit, Sozialabbau und Privatisierung. Crouch hat dabei ein politisches System im Auge, dessen demokratische Institutionen zwar weiterhin formal existieren, das von Bürgern und Politikern aber nicht länger mit Leben gefüllt wird. Der polemische Essay, der in Italien und Großbritannien bereits als Klassiker der Gegenwartsdiagnose gilt, liegt nun endlich auch in deutscher Übersetzung vor.

Contents Tourism in Japan

Pilgrimages to "sacred Sites" of Popular Culture

Author: Philip A. Seaton,Takayoshi Yamamura,Akiko Sugawa,Kyungjae Jang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781604979732

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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-In 2005, the Japanese government recognized in official documents for the first time that Japanese popular culture had another potential: to increase international visitor numbers to Japan and energize the domestic tourism industry. The term used in Japan to describe this form of tourism induced by popular culture is kontentsu tsurizumu, 'contents tourism.' Contents tourism is defined as travel behavior motivated fully or partially by narratives, characters, locations, and other creative elements of popular culture forms, including film, television dramas, manga, anime, novels, and computer games. This book presents a comprehensive theoretical and historical overview of the phenomenon of contents tourism in Japan. It is a groundbreaking book in an important and rapidly emerging area of scholarly, media, political and business interest. It will be of interest primarily to scholars and practitioners with a specialization in tourism and media, but also to those studying contemporary popular culture in Japan and East Asia---Provided by publisher.

Interface culture

wie neue Technologien Kreativität und Kommunikation verändern

Author: Steven Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communication and culture

Page: 296

View: 5010

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