Tag: fandom

A Trinket, a Trifle, and a Novel New Disciple: Fandoms and Consecrated Commodities

The Familiar Strange , April 10th, 2022

Religious commodification is an arena that has gained increasing interest among social scientists, especially where religious symbols and artefacts are being appropriated by both adherents and non-adh…

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Whedon, Fandom, and Cancel Culture

Alissa Whitmore , May 19th, 2021

By Alissa Whitmore “A guy who goes around saying ‘I’m a feminist’ usually has an agenda that is not feminist. A guy who behaves like one, who actually…

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Ep #58: Individuals, Whiteness, Gendered Fandoms and Picking Field Stories to Tell: This Month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , May 17th, 2020

This week we bring you another from home Zoom panel! This week we are joined by Senior lecturer Dr Yasmine Musharbash. Dr Musharbash is currently based in the…

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This morning Twitter Kissed Culture Hard on the Mouth

Grant , January 26th, 2020

Originally published on Medium, January 21, 2020 Recently the marketing team at Twitter put culture at the heart of what they do, in that most precious territory, the…

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White Fans, Liberal Ideologies, and the Erasure of Black Stories in Gaming

Akil Fletcher , May 30th, 2019

Last month, the highly anticipated video game Mortal Kombat 11 (MK11) was released to an excited yet wary fighting game community. Game studio NetherRealm’s newest incarnation received praise…


Book Review: Female Football Players and Fans: Intruding into a Man’s World edited by Gertrud Pfister and Stacey Pope

Rose Deller , September 21st, 2018

In Female Football Players and Fans: Intruding into a Man’s World, editors Gertrud Pfister and Stacey Pope offers a collection that examines women’s experiences of playing and being fans of…

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Fan Activism and the 501st Legion: Be the Change You Wish to see in the Galaxy

Nick Mizer , March 9th, 2016

By Emily Jackson It may seem like a long time ago now, but think back to this past December. One of the greatest things to happen, besides the…

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