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Understanding Fandom: An Introduction to the Study of Media Fan Culture

by Mark Duffett

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I’m not sure how I feel about this as an introductory text. On the one hand, it reminds us that there are many different fandoms, including celebrity fandoms, music fandoms, and TV/movie fandoms (not so much here on sports fandoms, but a bit), with commonalities and differences. On the other hand, I didn’t like the style very much—a lot of italics for concepts that probably didn’t merit them, some simple editing errors, and some unfamiliarity with media fandom that made me less than trusting. According to Duffett, “genfic” is the opposite of slash, and only genfic can be critical of the existing text. I’m not sure that’s his real belief as opposed to an infelicitous editing, but it does suggest a distance between my fandom and his. ( )
  rivkat | Apr 25, 2014 |
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