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The Adoring Audience : Fan Culture and Popular Media - Lisa A. Lewis

The Adoring Audience

Fan Culture and Popular Media

By: Lisa A. Lewis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 1992
ISBN: 9780415078214
Number Of Pages: 256

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What distinguishes fans from general audiences? Who is most likely to become a fan? This fascinating collection of essays explores the relationship between fans and their adored media products. Examining fandom as a distinct form of cultural activity, an eminent list of contributors discuss a range of topics. "Defining Fandom" assesses the economic, cultural, political, and theoretical positioning of fans. "Fandom and Gender" examines the hysterical response to the Beatles, female fantasies of Elvis and "groupies." "Fans and Industry" considers the extent to which the television industry regards fans as valuable to their enterprise. "Production by Fans" looks at fans as producers of popular culture (fan letters to pop stars and music production by science fiction fans).

Introduction
Lewis Defining Fandom Warped or Crazy: Dominant Approaches to Fandom
Jenson The Ideological Role of Stars for Fans
Dyer/Stacey Cultural Politics and the Everyday Lives of Fans
Understanding Fandom Beatlemania: Girls Just want to have fun
Are Female Fans the Same as Groupies? (Give the Right Answer or Die)
Bitch Fan Stories on Film
Introduction
Lewis Fans and Industry The Frustration Machine: Pop Culture and the Production of Fans
Vermorels Fan Mail and Hollywood Film Promotion: The Case of Betty Gable
Gaines Whose Programme is it Anyway? The firing of a soap opera star
Hobson Institutionalized Fan Activism: Viewers for Quality Television
Brower Production by Fans The Producerly' Fan
Fiske Star Trek, Rerun, Reread, Rewritten: Fan Writing as Textual Poaching Hispanic
Fanziness and Cross-cultural Media
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ISBN: 9780415078214
ISBN-10: 0415078210
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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