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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It was interesting, but did not accord with my admittedly limited experience of fandom. As this one was written in the days before blogs, it looks at the fan fiction shared in the days of usenet and before. Like other popular readers, fans lack direct access to the means of commercial cultural production and have only the most limited resources with which to influence the entertainment industry’s decisions.

His interest in slash is marked and it’s a shame he didn’t put as much enthusiasm into his weak chapter on mainstream fanfic which concentrated too much on one ST story I am not interested in ST and the mainstream fiction is more interesting hehry some fans man interminable, often repetitive discussions of the sex act. 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 special.

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As an academic you speak with a kenkins degree of authority. I have it on good authority that he quoted no-one by name without express permission, and he made every attempt to avoid potential misunderstandings or problems by having fellow-fen proof his work before printing. A study guide by Louisa Stein helps provides instructors with suggestions for the way Textual Poachers can be used in the contemporary classroom, and study questions encourage students to consider fan cultures in relation to consumer capitalism, genre, gender, sexuality, and more.

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I had to read an excerpt of this book for class, but found myself picking up a copy for some light reading. The discussion of slash was suffused by a gender essentialism that got my hackles up.

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 later, that Jenkins’ book has become a landmark in fan culture studies. Views Read View source View history. While this book was originally written init’s still relevant to contemporary pop culture studies and if jennkins provides a fascinating historical perspective that allows the reader to understand contemporary fan movements and use of technology better through the context of reading the book.


He uses media fandom to say, bullshit. It’s a heavy read, but Jenkins makes a lot of good points. Textual Poachers could have been even dryer than it was, but Henry Jenkins wanted the book’s subject matter to be able to read the book as well as the academics. My question is how is that different than pro writers, many of whom have stated over the years that they write to exorsise sp, sorry devils. Look at these people interacting with these images, playing with them, adjusting them, etc.

Supplementing the original, classic text is an interview between Henry Jenkins and Suzanne Scott in which Jenkins reflects upon changes in the field since the original release of Textual Poachers. 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.

I tend to believe Jenkins. Fans interpret and mould their understanding to suit their own purposes. I think the academic slant is just another aspect of fandom as a whole. Feb 10, Pansity Collins rated it it was amazing. This past week, I received in the mail my author’s copy of my book, Textual Poachers: Oct 13, Mjhancock rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 04, Liz Dehoff rated it really liked it.

Jun 10, Kristin rated it it was amazing. If, though, you are a reader or a writer of fanfic, you should read Textual Poachers. Then the newly-published book, “Textual Poachers,” arrived at the university library where I work. At a panel at EscapadeJenkins described his beginning awareness of slash and what he felt were its possibilities:.

Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture

I’ve recently acquired a book which I heartily recommend: Jenkins is careful to distance himself from other academic examinations of fandom; in fact, by being a fan himself he has had to texxtual hard at NOT identifying too closely with any particular fan group or text. Jun 30, Vaidehi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Textual Poachers guides readers through difficult questions about popular consumption, genre, gender, sexuality, and interpretation, documenting practices and processes which test and challenge basic assumptions of contemporary media theory.


Content is available under Fanlore: Theoretically, it’s jenins there. Return to Book Page. One of Jean Kluge ‘s ST: I’m hoping he’ll do another book.

She Camille makes it very clear at all times that she is just an observer; Henry is more poahers to call himself a fan as well, of course, as an observer of fans. This is great just as sociological snapshots and a repository of many of the classically understood theories of fandom and how it operates.

Oct 02, Sarah Sammis rated it it was ok Shelves: Also, I would like the Jenkinses to invite me kenkins to watch Blakes7.

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It would be nice to understand what makes me tick, but I wouldn’t give up fandom for the galaxy. I recommend both of them; they don’t repeat that much, and both gave me great insight into my own hobby.

Hennry also pretty unhappy with the ways Jenkins fails to push this “poaching” model — he’s a media studies guy, and he never once questions the models of commercial ownership and audience disenfranchisement implicit in his own damn title. Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in. There are aspects in the sketch that are true and it could be said that fandom can be a millstone around any actor’s neck.

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A treatise needs to be written, perhaps from the “inside”, more in-depth interviews done with a larger segment of fans, writers and publishers. Apr 01, Jamie rated it really liked it. I have a feeling it was to keep her publisher sweet. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Another influential book published at almost the same time was Enterprising Women: Great exploration of how different fan communities operate; how different groups are characterized by different modes of reading and appropriation; of the evolution of slash; and of filk.

He looks at how fans write and recreate their own texts and how these consumers also become producers.