New Fan Labor special issue of Transformative Works and Cultures journal now published

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Dear all,

Transformative Works and Cultures journal has just published a new special issue guest edited by Mel Stanfill and Megan Condis, examining Fandom and/as Labor. 

Transformative Works and Cultures

Vol 15 (2014)
Table of Contents
http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/issue/view/16

Editorial
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Fandom and/as labor
Mel Stanfill,Megan Condis


Praxis
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Fifty shades of fan labor: Exploitation and  Fifty Shades of Grey 
Bethan Jones

The media festival volunteer: Connecting online and on-ground fan labor
Robert Moses Peaslee,Jessica El-Khoury,Ashley Liles

Chuck  versus the ratings: Savvy fans and “save our show” campaigns
Christina Savage

Modding a free and open source software video game: “Play testing is hard
work”
Giacomo Poderi,David James Hakken

Sherlockology and Galactica.tv: Fan sites as gifts or exploited labor?
Bertha Chin

Promoting fan labor and “all things Web”: A case study of  Tosh.0 
Rose Helens-Hart

The cultural economics of performance space: Negotiating fan, labor, and
marketing practice in  Glee ’s transmedia geography
Matthias Stork


Symposium
——–
Fan work: Labor, worth, and participation in fandom’s gift economy
Tisha Turk

Better Badges: Image as virus
Joly MacFie


Interview
——–
Veronica Mars  Kickstarter and crowd funding
Bertha Chin,Bethan Jones,Myles McNutt,Luke Pebler


Review
——–
Digital labor: The Internet as playground and factory,  edited by Trebor
Scholz
Stephanie Anne Brown

Cognitive capitalism, education, and digital labor,  edited by Michael A.
Peters and Ergin Bulut
Simone D. Becque

Gaga feminism: Sex, gender, and the end of normal,  by J. Jack Halberstam
Anne Kustritz

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