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Textual poachers : television fans & participatory culture / Henry Jenkins.

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Author/Creator:
Jenkins, Henry.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
1992
Imprint:
New York : Routledge, 1992.
Format:
  • Book
  • viii, 343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-328) and index.
Publisher's Summary:
Get a life, ' William Shatner told Star Trek fans. Yet, as Textual Poachers argues, fans already have a life, ' a complex subculture which draws its resources from commercial culture while also reworking them to serve alternative interests. Rejecting stereotypes of fans as cultural dupes, social misfits, and mindless consumers, Jenkins represents media fans as active producers and skilled manipulators of program meanings, as nomadic poachers constructing their own culture from borrowed materials, as an alternative social community defined through its cultural preferences and consumption practices. Written from an insider's perspective and providing vivid examples from fan artifacts, Textual Poachers offers an ethnographic account of the media fan community, its interpretive strategies, its social institutions and cultural practices, and its troubled relationship to the mass media and consumer capitalism. Drawing on the work of Michel de Ceteau, Jenkins shows how fans of Star Trek, Blake's 7, The Professionals, Beauty and the Beast, Starsky and Hutch, Alien Nation, Twin Peaks , and other popular programs exploit these cultural materials as the basis for their stories, songs, videos, and social interactions.
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Series:
Studies in culture and communication.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0415905710
0415905729
9780415905718
9780415905725
0415041767
9780415041768
0415041759
9780415041751

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