Fannish Identities and Scholarly Responsibilities: A Conversation
AffiliationKingston University; University of Chester
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AbstractThree innovative fan scholars with tremendous experience as fan scholars and as editors of fan scholarship, Will Brooker, Mark Duffett and Karen Hellekson, engage in a discussion of issues they feel are central to the methods and ethics of fan studies scholarship. In this conversation, they discuss best practices and methods for fan studies, the impact of scholars’ fannish identities on methods and ethics in fan studies, scholars’ relationships to fan objects and communities, and the responsibilities scholars should assume when studying fan communities.
CitationBrooker, W., Duffett, M., & Hellekson, K. (2017). Fannish Identities and Scholarly Responsibilities: A Conversation. In M. A. Click, & S. Scott (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom (pp. 63-74). New York, NY: Routledge.
DescriptionCo-written academic book chapter exploring methodological positions in media fan studies.
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