A Fan Studies Primer: Method, Ethics, Research

Paul Booth (Editor), Rebecca Williams (Editor)

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    The discipline of fan studies is famously undisciplined. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t structured. This is the first comprehensive primer for classroom use that shows students how to do fan studies in practical terms. With contributions from a range of established and emerging scholars, coeditors Paul Booth and Rebecca Williams pull together case studies that demonstrate the wide array of methodologies available to fan studies scholars, such as auto/ethnography, immersion, interviews, online data mining, historiography, and textual analysis. This collection also probes the ethical questions that are unique to fan studies work, such as the use of online fan content for research, interview methods, consent, and privacy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationIowa City, Iowa
    PublisherUniversity of Iowa Press
    Number of pages308
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1609388102
    ISBN (Print)978-1609388096
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021

    Publication series

    NameFandom & Culture
    PublisherUniversity of Iowa Press


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