Organization: IGI Global
The goal of this edited collection is to offer insight into new developments within media fandom – insights that will prove both useful to researchers and will add to the existing body of knowledge for popular culture. This book will aim to offer original research reviewing some of most exigent facets of today’s fandom. Chapters will highlight under-studied cultures of fandom as well as emerging intricacies of established fandom. The scholarship presented will run the gamut of both paradigm and methodology—taking both qualitative and quantitative approaches, both social science and critical perspectives. The authors themselves will also represent a wide array of backgrounds, including media studies, communication studies, theater, and the professional world. The common thread among all of the authors will be that fandom is an important facet in today’s society worth studying and that such enthusiasm and support shapes not only the fan but also society at large.
Robert Andrew Dunn