Freitag, 16. Juni 2017

Themenheft Queer Female Fandom erschienen

In der Zeitschrift "Transformative works and cultures" erschien gerade ein Themenheft zu Queer Female Fandom, herausgegeben von Julie Levin Russo and Eve Ng. Inhalt:
  • Editorial: Envisioning queer female fandom - Eve Ng, Julie Levin Russo
  • Between text, paratext, and context: Queerbaiting and the contemporary media landscape
    Eve Ng
  • "Yes, the Evil Queen is Latina!": Racial dynamics of online femslash fandoms - Rukmini Pande, Swati Moitra
  • Queerly imagining Super Girl in an alternate world: The fannish worlding in FSCN femslash romance - Jing (Jamie) Zhao
  • Female-centered fan fiction as homoaffection in fan communities - Ria Narai
  • Locating black queer TV: Fans, producers, and networked publics on YouTube - Faithe Day, Aymar Jean Christian
  • Constructing queer female cyberspace: The L Word fandom and - Kelsey Cameron
  • Femslash goggles: Fan vids with commentary by creators - Julie Levin Russo
  • Where the femslashers are: Media on the lesbian continuum - Mel Stanfill
  • The surface of women - Lucy Irene Baker
  • On defining yuri - Erica Friedman
  • Unseen international music idol femslash - Elaine Han Lin
  • Coming out on Grey's Anatomy: Industry scandal, constructing a lesbian story line, and fan action - Tanya D. Zuk
  • Bisexual erasure in queer sci-fi "utopias" - Victoria Serafini
  • Once Upon a Time in queer fandom - Sandra Strauch
  • By any media necessary: The new youth activism, by Henry Jenkins et al. - Allison McCracken
  • Girls' feminist blogging in a postfeminist age, by Jessalyn Keller - Alice Marwick
  • International perspectives on shojo and shojo manga, edited by Masami Toku - Nicolle Lamerichs

Montag, 12. Juni 2017

The history of participatory practices

Ana Alacovska: "The history of participatory practices: rethinking media genres in the history of user-generated content in 19th-century travel guidebooks". In: Media, Culture & Society 39 (2016) 5, S. 661-679. Abstract: "This article charts the historical stability and continuity of participatory and crowdsourcing practices. Theoretically, it suggests that the blurring of the boundaries between audiences and producers, with the ensuing result of user-generated content, is by no means solely the upshot of new media technological affordances but largely a function of relatively stabilized, genre-specific formal and functional properties, or 'genre affordances'. (...)" Weiterlesen.

Big data for audience research

Adrian Athique: "The dynamics and potentials of big data for audience research". In: Media, Culture & Society, February 2017.

Abstract: "This article considers the future of audience research in an era of big data. It does so by interrogating the dynamics and potentials of the big data paradigm in an era of user-generated content and commercial exploitation. In this context, it is proposed that the major dynamics of big data are a conjoint application of numerology and alchemy in the information age. On this basis, the potentials of new data techniques are addressed in light of the critical gap between audience data and the audiences themselves".