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Textual Poachers Turns Twenty! — Henry Jenkins

The movie, television, and book industries manufacture a text in our case, Star Trekand “the text becomes a cultural weapon, a private hunting preserve. It features chapters about fanac fan activities like fanficfan artviddingand filk. Convergence Culture and the Politics of Incorporation,” addressing the gendered tensions surrounding contemporary fan culture and fan studies. When I wrote this book as a first year assistant professor, I would never have anticipated the impact it would have and I certainly would not have imagined that Routledge would be willing to reissue it to mark the twentieth anniversary of its publication.

Though it is a little out of date, many of Jenkins’ theories still ring true today. I didn’t feel this way jnekins all about Camille Bacon-Smith’s book.

And on an entirely different note, how cool was it to see my friends like Shoshanna Green quoted and referenced here. She said protecting the artist. If you read one book about fandom, this should be the book.

Those looking for scholarly rigour may be disappointed, but the trade-off is a highly accessible book. While this book was originally written init’s still relevant to contemporary pop culture studies and if anything provides a fascinating historical perspective that allows the poacherz to understand contemporary fan movements and use of technology better through the context of reading the book. 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.


Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture

For non-fans, a well-written and warm introduction to fandom and fannish practices. Yes it’s dated; I would absolutely love to see an update for the YouTube world. Yextual think our blog response software is working much better than it has sometimes done in the past, but if you have any problems posting your comments, send them to me at hjenkins usc.

A treatise needs to be written, perhaps from the “inside”, more in-depth interviews done with a larger segment of fans, writers and publishers. Account Options Sign in. What I liked the most henru that the author explored a number of types of fandoms SF but also romance and fan activities such as slash, filking, and video making.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. So this book has been both personally and professionally a really important one to me.

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You know how I spend most of my time watching Star Trek? I saw myself as an agent of dialogue. Textual Poachers by Henry Jenkins. Other jebkins – View all Textual Poachers: The twentieth anniversary edition of Henry Jenkins’s Textual Poachers brings this now-canonical text to a new generation of students interested in the intersections of fandom, participatory culture, popular consumption and media theory. Fandom is a culture in its own right.

InHenry Jenkins spoke at great length about the book’s conception, reception, influence, the doors it opened and closedand the effect it had on texhual career. Coming out of comics and science fiction fandom, rather than out of media fandom, Comic-Con has very much been shaped by male-centric fan traditions, norms, and assumptions, and until very recently, the attendees were overwhelmingly male.

Jenkins flatly denies this. The book was published before commercial Internet service providers allowed pocahers access, and to some fans now, appears dated in its focus on old-school slash fandom.

As you might expect from a man, there’s more information and less blatant emotionalism. Rather than obsess on jennkins it turns women onhe merely analyzes it as literature. This is great just as sociological snapshots and a repository of many of the classically understood theories of fandom and how it operates. This well written and highly readable book has done a great service in single handedly promoting the possibility of academic poacheers studi This short review is also posted on my blog at http: Like other popular readers, fans lack direct access to the means of commercial cultural production and have only the most limited resources with which to influence the entertainment industry’s decisions.


Textual Poachersguides readers through difficult questions about popular consumption, genre, gender, sexuality, and interpretation, documenting practices and processes which test and challenge basic assumptions of contemporary media theory.

This is some poacbers theory book that poavhers way too in depth of fan fiction, actually taking it seriously. TNG drawings was used as the cover for the book.

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Oct 13, Mjhancock rated it really liked it Shelves: He had the guts to prints slash art, though most of it is pros i. Psychological and poachere conclusions are jen,ins to a minimum.

Interesting that people tend to think that, because she’s a woman, she would have a more accurate perception of the field–I felt that, if anything, she was distant and patronizing, the “uninvolved academic observer who maybe went a bit native in the course of her field study, but always maintained at least some objectivity The things people accomplished without the internet, in the 70’s and 80’s, is startling to today’s audiences.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. TNG as well as fans of other shows Routledge- Art – pages. No eBook available Amazon.