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Writing Fans

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the text-making activities of fans in the form of fan magazines and fan letters, and the imaginary but contingent worlds they conjure up, looking at the supposedly unorthodox ... More


Controversy and Crossover in Milestone Media’s Icon

André M. Carrington

in Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816678952
eISBN:
9781452954370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678952.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Argues that the black-owned comics publisher Milestone Media strategically incorporated consumer engagement into its efforts to attain crossover success as well as its framing of black sexuality in ... More


Fandom and Authorship

Will Brooker

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents a case study of the origins and development of superhero fan discourse in the letter pages of comics. It shows that the letter columns that DC Comics introduced in the early ... More


Introduction

Blake Scott Ball

in Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190090463
eISBN:
9780190090494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090463.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Many critics have assumed that Peanuts was popular in Cold War America because it was apolitical and inoffensive, yet the opposite is actually true. This introduction reviews how Charles Schulz’s ... More


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