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dc.contributorDavis, Simoneen_US
dc.contributorMcKeever, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTownsley, Eleanoren_US
dc.contributor.authorBecque, Simoneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-16T13:46:33Z
dc.date.available2011-02-16T13:46:33Z
dc.date.issued2011-02-16
dc.date.submitted2007-05-21 15:08:49en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/580
dc.description.abstractMy research analyzes fan campaigns as a new cultural form of online television fandoms. With the rise of widespread internet usage, the nature of media participation has changed, the distinctions between media authors and media consumers has become obscure, and the nature of fan interactions have changed. Fans are now entering into new relationships with each other, producers, and authors of widely circulated cultural texts. This is the focus of my thesis. Because little scholarly research on fan campaigns exists, my first aim is to document these cultural forms using two cases: the television shows, Firefly and Veronica Mars. My second aim is a critical consideration of the nature of production in these interactive spaces. Here we see an emerging definition of fans as important cultural citizens, and a desire to participate as such. Fans are not interested in overthrowing the current methods of cultural production; they are instead interested in participating within those frameworks.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSociologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectfandomen_US
dc.subjecttelevision showsen_US
dc.subjectfan campaignsen_US
dc.titleBig Damn Fans: Fan Campaigns of Firefly and Veronica Marsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.gradyear2007en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke Collegeen_US
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
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