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Back in the day, it would have been revelatory and affirming. What I liked the most is that the author explored a number of types of fandoms SF but also henru and fan activities such as slash, filking, and video making. It features chapters about fanac fan activities like fanficfan artviddingand filk.
I found myself completely engrossed in his concepts, evolution, and hierarchies of fandom, and would love to know what he would have to say on the evolved forms of fandom in the age of Web 2. Evidently, she talked to some fans and writers who were pretty far out in left field, who needed a BIG reality check!
He had the guts to prints slash art, though most of it is pros i. The above description fits me, as well as friends in my little fan posse: Both Jdnkins and fandom It’s rather uncomfortably outdated, though, appearing before the internet became a fannish locus. There are few errors; he gets most things right, if in a somewhat dry and structured way. Yet, as Textual Poachers argues, fans already have a “life,” a complex subculture which draws its ;oachers from commercial culture while also reworking them to serve alternative interests.
The whole process has left me nostalgic about the experience of creating Textual Poachers. My hopes for the new cover were that it should represent, as the original did, the work of a fan artist and it should employ an aesthetic that grows out of the fan community’s own modes of cultural production; that it should represent a transformative use of existing source material; and that it should suggest the dynamic nature of fandom, which has absorbed new content and embraced new forms of production since the original book was published He actually appreciates it as well-written fiction — even though he apparently doesn’t find it sexually titillating.
Aug 29, Vivienne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rethinking the Industrial Mindset: Though it is a little out of date, many of Jenkins’ theories still ring true today.
Interview with Mark Bernard Part I. Lots of stuff on slash as exploration of non-stereotypical power relationships, with generous dollops of classic fanfic, and a Leah Rosenthal cartoon. A lot of fans I know like his book quite a bit better.
He got a lot of input from fans and he treats us like people who are engaged in activities which interest him, rather than as case studies in maladjustment. You should know gextual both Enterprising Women and Textual Poachers were very new books at the time this exchange took place, having appeared just a few months apart, and that the fan world was still trying to process what it meant to be the object of academic study.
Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture
Read this as a part of I owe it a lot! Rejecting stereotypes of fans as cultural dupes, social misfits, I’m hoping he’ll do another book. If I was delighted to be poachera with a next generation fan artist for the cover, I was also very proud to be working with two next generation Aca-fen to help me textuao on the book’s legacy.
I especially enjoyed reading about the different aspects of fan production in the pre-internet days, e. Essentially, he argues that, contrary to popular media theory at the time, television fans are not mindless consumers, but people quite willing to appropriate and be critical of the shows they view, as well as imbue them with their own cultural meanings.
Textual Poachers Turns Twenty! — Henry Jenkins
As an academic you speak teextual a certain degree of authority. May 31, Sarah rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Classic tome on fannish history.
Jenkins flatly denies this. Feb 11, Textuwl rated it really liked it. I first read this book several years ago, and picked it up again because of the 20th anniversary re-release. You know how I spend most of my time watching Star Trek? Oct 02, Sarah Sammis rated it it was ok Shelves: Television Fans and Participatory Culture on the cover: This book is a must tedtual for anyone interested in pop culture studies or anyone who is a fan and wants to understand the history of fan movements.
Note on the Cover. The title comes from henkins analogy made in academia about producers and consumers of popular culture. Nov 10, Shawn marked it as to-read Shelves: Lists with This Book. I feel it is an accurate view of fandom he’s a fan himself, and loves Blake’s 7 among other series His key theme is that fans don’t need to “Get a life”, because they are making their own life thank you very much. One of the big and important books on fans and fandom, containing things such as a study in “Beauty and the Beast”, fan songs, and the everlasting and ever-asked question: Rather than obsess on why it turns women onhe merely analyzes it as literature.
TNG as well as fans of other shows Yay for this book. Another substantial portion of the book deals with the discussions fans have with each other through letterzines and the impact of these discussions upon hwnry as well as producers.
It is very much appreciated by those of us who “walk the walk and talk the talk” each jenkinw as fans Texfual steers a realistic middle course between the get-a-life stereotype and the rose-colored view that fandom is an extended ideal family.