April 8 Fan Culture

April 8 Fan Culture - Jedi Politics Barbra Adams Star Trek...

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Fan Culture April 8 2008
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Jenkins “Textual Poachers” Fandom – an interpretive and creative community actively appropriating the content of television for its own pleasure Interpretive communities are social groups which share similar intellectual resources and patterns of making meaning Fandom fundamentally alters the ways one relates to television and the meanings one derives from its content Get a Life (William Shatner on SNL)
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Fandom: a mode of reception Reception into social interaction with other fans Semiotic productivity (at mode of reception) and enunciative productivity (articulating meaning through dress, play, talk) Watching the series is the beginning, not the end of meaning production Trekkies 2 (Self expression)
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Fandom 2: Interpretive Practice A kind of attention; looking for internal consistency across episodes This attention invites parallels with their own lives Builds, collectively, a meta-text between reader and writer – the possibility of appropriation
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Unformatted text preview: Jedi Politics Barbra Adams Star Trek Saves a Life Fandom 3: Consumer Activism Official fans generate/sustain interest of regular viewers and translate them into a broader range of products The Case of Harry Knowles and Peter Jackson Jericho (and many others) The Browncoats & BDM Fandom 4: Cultural production Challenges the idea pf copyright once TV becomes a part of our everyday life, it belongs to the audience Different kind of values than the market economy: reciprocity interdependence loyalty a sense of belonging Fanzines/ Fan fic Fandom 5: alternative social community Not so much an escape from reality, but an alternative reality. The image of something better A critique of consumer culture but also an embrace of its pleasures and possibilities A poached culture signs that people are never passively subordinated International fan culture: Otaku...
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