Fan Studies Network Special Section of Participations now out!

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We are very happy to announce that the Fan Studies Network special issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies has now been published!

http://www.participations.org/Volume%2010/Issue%201/contents.htm

All content in this special section was written by members of the network and it was co-edited by Lucy Bennett and Tom Phillips. It features the following full length articles:

Bennett, Lucy & Tom Phillips:
‘An introduction: The Fan Studies Network – new connections, new research’

Booth, Paul & Peter Kelly:
‘The changing faces of Doctor Who fandom: New fans, new technologies, old practices?’

Busse, Kristina:
‘Geek hierarchies, boundary policing, and the gendering of the good fan’

Chin, Bertha & Lori Hitchcock Morimoto:
‘Towards a theory of transcultural fandom’

Ellison, Hannah:
‘Submissives, Nekos and Futanaris: a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the Glee Kink Meme’

Hills, Matt:
‘Fiske’s ‘textual productivity’ and digital fandom: Web 2.0 democratization versus fan distinction?’

Lamerichs, Nicolle:
‘The cultural dynamic of doujinshi and cosplay: Local anime fandom in Japan, USA and Europe’

Pett, Emma:
‘”Hey! Hey! I’ve seen this one, I’ve seen this one. It’s a classic!”: Nostalgia, repeat viewing and cult performance in Back to the Future’

Proctor, William:
‘”Holy crap, more Star Wars! More Star Wars? What if they’re crap?”: Disney, Lucasfilm and Star Wars online fandom in the 21st century’

Sandvoss, Cornel:
‘Toward an understanding of political enthusiasm as media fandom: Blogging, fan productivity and affect in American politics’

Whiteman, Natasha, Joanne Metivier:
‘From post-object to “Zombie” fandoms: The “deaths” of online fan communities and what they say about us’

Forum section:

Bury, Rhiannon, Ruth Deller, Adam Greenwood & Bethan Jones:
‘From Usenet to Tumblr: The changing role of social media’

McCulloch, Richard, Virginia Crisp, Jon Hickman & Stephanie Jones:
‘Of proprietors and poachers: Fandom as negotiated brand ownership’

Freund, Kathrina & Dianna Fielding:
‘Research ethics in fan studies’

Jones, Bethan & Lucy Bennett:
‘Blurring boundaries, crossing divides: An interview with Will Brooker’

Delmar, Javier Lozano & Victor Hernández-Santaolalla & Marina Ramos:
‘Fandom generated content: An approach to the concept of ‘fanadvertising”

Sturm, Damion & Andrew McKinney:
‘Affective hyper-consumption and immaterial labors of love: Theorizing sport fandom in the age of new media’

We hope you will find this issue interesting and enjoyable and we look forward to the next Fan Studies network project!

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