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The Adoring Audience
Fan Culture and Popular Media

Edited By

Lisa A. Lewis

ISBN 9780415078214
Published September 16, 1992 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

With stories of hysterical teenagers and obsessive fans killing for their heroes, fans and fandom get a bad press. The Adoring Audience looks deeper into fan culture, particularly as it relates to identity, sexuality and textual production.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I PART I Defining Fandom; Chapter 1 Fandom as Pathology: The Consequences of Characterization, JoliJenson; Chapter 2 The Cultural Economy of Fandom, JohnFiske; Chapter 3 Is there a Fan in the House?: The Affective Sensibility of Fandom, LawrenceGrossberg; Part II Part II Fandom and Gender; Chapter 4 Essays from Bitch: The Women's Rock Newsletter with Bite, CherylCline; Chapter 5 Beatlemania: Girls Just Want to Have Fun, BarbaraEhrenreich, ElizabethHess, GloriaJacobs; Chapter 6 ‘I'll Be Here With You’: Fans, Fantasy and the Figure of Elvis, StephenHinerman; Chapter 7 ‘Something More Than Love’: Fan Stories on Film, Lisa A.Lewis; Part III PART III Fans and Industry; Chapter 8 Fans as Tastemakers: Viewers for Quality Television, SueBrower; Chapter 9 Television Executives Speak about Fan Letters to the Networks, ROBERTSABAL; Part IV PART IV Production by Fans; Chapter 10 A Glimpse of the Fan Factory, Fred, JudyVermorel; Chapter 11 ‘Strangers No More, We Sing’: Filking and the Social Construction of the Science Fiction Fan Community, HenryJenkins; INDEX;

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The editor: Lisa A. Lewis is a commercial TV producer in Tucson, Arizona, and author of Gender Politics and MTV: Voicing the Difference.