New Issue: Transforma​tive Works and Fan Activism, edited by Henry Jenkins and Sangita Shresthova


Transformative Works and Cultures has just published its latest issue at

Transformative Works and Cultures
Vol 10 (2012)
Table of Contents

Up, up, and away! The power and potential of fan activism
       Henry Jenkins,  Sangita Shresthova
Fandom meets activism: Rethinking civic and political participation
       Melissa M. Brough,      Sangita Shresthova

“Cultural acupuncture”: Fan activism and the Harry Potter Alliance
       Henry Jenkins

Experiencing fan activism: Understanding the power of fan activist
organizations through members’ narratives
       Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, Christine Weitbrecht,   Chris

Theorizing a public engagement keystone: Seeing fandom’s integral connection
to civic engagement through the case of the Harry Potter Alliance
       Ashley Hinck

The German federal election of 2009: The challenge of participatory cultures
in political campaigns
       Andreas Jungherr

Wonder Woman for a day: Affect, agency, and Amazons
       Matt Yockey
Fan activism, cybervigilantism, and Othering mechanisms in K-pop fandom
       Sun Jung

Being of service: “X-Files” fans and social engagement
       Bethan Jones

Fan action and political participation on “The Colbert Report”
       Marcus Schulzke

Even a monkey can understand fan activism: Political speech, artistic
expression, and a public of the Japanese dôjin community
       Alex Leavitt,   Andrea Horbinski

“Past the brink of tacit support”: Fan activism and the Whedonverses
       Tanya R. Cochran

Nerdfighters, “Paper Towns,” and heterotopia
       Lili Wilkinson

The absence of fan activism in the queer fandom of Ho Denise Wan See (HOCC)
in Hong Kong
       Cheuk Yi Lin

Too fat to fly: A case study of unsuccessful fan mobilization
       Tom Phillips
Of snowspeeders and Imperial Walkers: Fannish play at the Wisconsin protests
       Jonathan Gray

On the ordinariness of participatory culture
       Aswin Punathambekar

Imagining No-place
       Stephen Duncombe

Fan activism for social mobilization: A critical review of the literature
       Lucy Bennett

Flash activism: How a Bollywood film catalyzed civic justice toward a murder
       Ritesh Mehta
“Fan fiction and copyright: Outside works and intellectual property
protection,” by Aaron Schwabach
       Stacey Marie Lantagne


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