Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture [Henry Jenkins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The twentieth anniversary. Textual Poachers has ratings and 34 reviews. Sarah said: I loved this book and am currently fangirling Henry Jenkins. Which is something I would like. Review: Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins. Gregg Rickman. FILM QUART Vol. 46 No. 4, Summer, (p. 63) DOI: .

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He had the guts to prints slash art, though most of it is pros i. Lists with This Book.

Both Pros and fandom Jun 30, Vaidehi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Throughout the course of the book, Jenkins looks at the basic state of fan study and community; characteristics of fand I think it’s fairly to safe to say, some twenty years poachsrs, that Jenkins’ book has become a landmark in fan culture studies.

Feb 16, Laura rated it liked it Jenkina THose of us on the list with a more analytic turn of mind, whether we be academes or no, poke and prod and examine our feelings and thoughts, and those of you all anyhow. One of the challenges of producing this edition was the struggle to come up with the right approach to the cover design.

Another substantial portion of the book deals with the discussions fans have with each other through letterzines and the impact of these discussions upon fans as well as producers.

What makes fan writing different. I found myself completely engrossed in his concepts, evolution, and hierarchies of fandom, and would love t I had to read an excerpt of this book for class, but found myself picking up a copy for some light reading. He is too uncritical of fanfic generally and slash in loachers. So, because of his book a few more people think we are weird.


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It is a pity then to find that he uses that Saturday Night Live ‘Get a Life’ sketch for the introductory chapter. Feb 11, Rhonda rated it really liked it. Poachres was the work of some guy one year out of grad school; yeah, it opened up the field and asked some important questions, but it wasn’t set in stone.

Feelings are what its all about. I haven’t read Textual Poachers since, and I really should. By doing this he provides a holistic perspective on fan activities that can help the reader better understand fandom and how it shows up in culture. In his discussion of various fan activities, Jenkins used examples of then-current fandoms and fannish moments that now offer a glimpse into history:.

So anyway, I read this book primarily for fun. I read it and say, “Yeah. Drawing on the work of Michel de Certau, Jenkins shows how fans of Star Trek, Blake’s 7, The Professionals, Beauty and the Beast, Starsky jnekins Hutch, Alien Nation, Twin Peaks, and other popular programs exploit these cultural materials as the basis for their stories, songs, videos, and social interatctions.

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 t This book is a must read for anyone interested in pop culture studies or anyone who is a fan and wants to understand the history of fan movements.

To be honest, it was very hard for me to let go of the original cover, which was constructed around a wonderful piece of Star Trek fan art by Jean Kluge, which my wife, Cynthia, had bought for me as a gift at MediaWest and which had been close at hand throughout the process of drafting the book. Television Fans and Participatory Culture.

I was intrigued by the cover but even more intrigued by the contents. He uses media fandom to say, bullshit. This is an excellent book. Beyond those drawbacks, however, there is a lot of fascinating material in this book. As an academic you speak with a certain degree of authority. The book herny includes a detailed artist’s statement in which GLM explains the process of photographic manipulation through which she generated the core image.


Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture

I definitely think they should be read as a pair; I certainly wish someone would gather together all the articles on fandom that they refer to in jnekins texts.

Both of these books look at slash fiction in detail, with ‘Poachers’ using explicit excerpts. I’m hoping he’ll do another book.

If you read one book about fandom, this should be the book. There was quite a discussion of it and other academic works as Revelcon ; there was a great deal of resentment of this invasion and analysis of fandom, and a fear that we could lose something very pachers.

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One of the books by an author that was one of the Pioneers into Fan studies, its a must have for anyone who is interested in the field. Apparently my ovaries make me want to see a homosexual relationship between Kirk and Spock. It would be nice to understand what makes me tick, but I wouldn’t give up fandom for the galaxy. Rejecting stereotypes of fans as cultural dupes, social misfits, and mindless consumers, Jenkins represents media poachera as active producers and skilled manipulators of program meanings, as nomadic poachers constructing their own culture from borrowed materials, as an alternative social community defined through its cultural preferences and consumption practices.