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

By Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

In the extensive spectrum of pop culture, you possibly can be keen on absolutely anything: comedian books, tv exhibits, delusion novels, motion picture franchises, musical artists, and so forth. simply because lovers are fluid and ever-changing, even though, defining them poses a problem. hence, too few students have not begun to target the impression of gender in media intake, resulting in a constrained portrait of what female and male fanatics glance for.

In Fan women and the Media: developing Characters, eating Culture, Adrienne Trier-Bieniek has assembled a suite of essays that exhibit the gendered element of fandom and discover the methods diversified varieties of media problem stereotypical beliefs of ways tradition is fed on. individuals learn quite a lot of fan issues—from gendered stereotypes within the Star Trek and Twilight franchises to gender roles in Tyler Perry motion pictures and The actual Housewives of Atlanta. different essays examine the feminine comedy fan neighborhood, the charm of avenging-woman characters written through males, and using social media via ladies within the video-game tradition.

This assortment describes how gender is found in fandom, demonstrating the necessity to strive against the marginalization of girl identities in quite a few cultural retailers. Fan women and the Media will be of curiosity to someone learning fandom but in addition scholars and students of sociology, media, and gender studies.

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