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Title A fan studies primer : method, research, ethics / Paul Booth and Rebecca Williams, editors.

Publication Info. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2021]

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 Moore Stacks  HM646 .A44 2021    DUE 05-17-23 12:00AM  ---
Description xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Fandom & culture
Fandom & culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What Does Fan Studies Feel Like? / Elise Vist, Milena Popova, and Julia E. Largent -- Naming Whiteness: Interrogating Fan Studies Methodologies / Rukmini Pande -- Transcultural Fan Studies as Methodology / Lori Morimoto -- "I Have a Picture of Them, Just DM Me": When Ethical Netnography Endangers Lives / Renee Ann Drouin -- Don't Try This at Home, Boys and Girls: Negotiating the Acafan Position / Katherine Larsen -- Asking Fans Questions: The Ethnographic Interview / Benjamin Woo -- The Ephemeral Interview: Ethnograph-ish Methods for Time- and Place-Based Research at Fan Conventions / Anne Gilbert -- Scandalous Black Feminine Gaze(s): Critically Engaged Ethnography and Intersectional Fan Praxis on Tumblr / Kadian Pow -- Fan Studies' Autoethnography: A Method for Self-Learning and Limit-Testing in Neoliberal Times? / Matt Hills -- "They Took Our Jobs!": Finding Fan History in Movie Magazines / Lies Lanckman -- Defining Fan Fiction: An Exercise in Archival and Historical Research Methods / Cait Cokes -- The Dual Imagining: Afrofuturism, Queer Performance, and Black Cosplayers / Alex Thomas -- The Iconography of Fan Art / EJ Nielsen -- Into the Threshold: Analyzing Harry Potter Fan Activism Using a Threshold Concept Framework / Danielle Hart and Mandy Olejnik. -- Exploring How Fans Use Platforms: A Platform Studies Approach to Fan Studies Projects / Maria Alberto -- The Datafication of Fandom: Or How I Stopped Watching the DC Arrowverse on The CW and Learned to Mine Fanwork Metadata / Josh Stenger -- The Ethics of Exposure: Navigating Fannish Ethics, Industrial Agents, and Responsible Research Design / Lesley Willard and Suzanne Scott.
Summary "The discipline of fan studies is famously undisciplined. But that doesn't mean it isn't structured. A Fan Studies Primer: Methods, Research, Ethics will be the first comprehensive primer for classroom use that shows students how to do fan studies, in practical terms. The expansion of fan studies as an academic field and the growing visibility of fandom and fan activities in popular culture have led to more instructors using students' fandom in the classroom, and teaching fan studies as a disciplinary focus. Teaching fandom and fan studies means drawing from a multidisciplinary spectrum of methodologies and foci. Yet, as fan studies itself is often a "moving target," it is imperative to have a volume that approaches the various contributions, methodologies, ethics, and lacunae of the field in a classroom setting. With contributions from many of the biggest names in fan studies, co-editors Paul Booth and Rebecca Williams pull together case studies that demonstrate the wide array of methodologies available to fan studies scholars, such as auto/ethnography, immersion, interviews, online data mining, historiography, and textual analysis. They also probe the ethical questions that are unique to fan studies work and that continue to crop up as the field develops, such as use of online fan content for research, interview methods, consent, and privacy. Both experienced scholars and new students alike will find a useful overview of the diverse research topics in fan studies, whether it's Harry Potter, superheroes, or celebrities, as well as a catalog of conscientious and effective techniques for those who want to join in"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Subculture.
Fans (Persons)
Fan clubs.
Fan clubs.
Fans (Persons)
Added Author Booth, Paul, 1981- editor.
Williams, Rebecca, 1981- editor.
Other Form: Online version: A fan studies primer Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2021. 9781609388102 (DLC) 2021008842
ISBN 9781609388096 paperback ; acid-free paper
1609388097 paperback ; acid-free paper
9781609388102 electronic book