Fan Girls and the Media: Creating Characters, Consuming Culture Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

ISBN: 9781442246553

Published: February 16th 2015

Hardcover

176 pages


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Fan Girls and the Media: Creating Characters, Consuming Culture  by  Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Fan Girls and the Media: Creating Characters, Consuming Culture by Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
February 16th 2015 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9781442246553 | 6.43 Mb

In the broad spectrum of popular culture, one can be a fan of just about anything comic books, television shows, fantasy novels, movie franchises, musicals artists, and so on. And though the definition of fan is extremely broad, many people makeMoreIn the broad spectrum of popular culture, one can be a fan of just about anything comic books, television shows, fantasy novels, movie franchises, musicals artists, and so on. And though the definition of fan is extremely broad, many people make simplistic assumptions about them. Because fans are fluid and ever-changing, however, defining them poses a challenge.

As a result, too few scholars have yet to focus on the impact of gender in media consumption, leading to a limited portrait of what male and female fans are looking for. In Fan Girls and the Media: Creating Characters, Consuming Culture, Adrienne Trier-Bieniek has assembled a collection of essays that demonstrate the gendered aspect of fandom while also exploring the ways different forms of media are challenging stereotypical ideals of how culture is consumed. Contributors to this volume examine a wide range of fan issues from gendered stereotypes in the Star Trek and Twilight franchises to gender roles in a Tyler Perry film and The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Additional essays look at the female comedy fan community, the fan appeal of avenging-women written by men, and the use of social media by females in video game culture. Looking at how gender is present in fandom, this collection demonstrates the need to combat the marginalization of female identities in various cultural outlets.

Female Fans and the Media will be of interest to those studying fandom, of course, but also to students and scholars of sociology, media, and gender studies.



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