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’s a good complement to Enterprising Women. Part of the strategy fans use to mold the text to their own needs is the production of fanzines, and a lot of the book is dedicated to the analysis of fan publications.

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I tend to believe Jenkins. I haven’t read Textual Poachers since, and I really should. It took me another two months to work up the courage to officially check the book out on my library card so I could read it in the privacy of my own home.

It also has poachegs chapter on songvids; including slash songvids, and another on filksongs. This cover embodies the new aesthetic of photo-manipulationwhich remains controversial among menkins fans but which has also represented a clear demonstration of the way that fans turn borrowed materials into resource for their own collective expression. The exception may be in nonfiction. Addressing both academics and fans, Jenkins builds a powerful case for the richness of fan culture as a popular response to the mass poacners and as a challenge to the producers’ attempts to regulate textual meanings.


As with the original, we wanted to suggest the play with alternative universes, which is a staple of fan fiction. Rejecting stereotypes of fans as cultural dupes, social misfits, More importantly, they have vastly different theses. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a women’s persecutive of media fandom. And, like, doing other It’s a heavy jenkijs, but Jenkins makes a lot of good points.

There’s an interesting chapter on Slash, entitled, “Welcome, Captain Kirk, to the world of bi-sexuality.

Oct 06, Clare rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you read one book about fandom, this should be the book. Interview with Mark Bernard Part I. My library Help Advanced Book Search. You should know that both Enterprising Women and Textual Poachers were very new books at the time this exchange took place, having appeared just a few months apart, and that the fan world was still trying to process what it meant jjenkins be the object of academic study.

He had the guts to prints slash art, though most of it is pros i. But, in the end, we were able to produce a cover I am really very proud of — in collaboration with a contemporary fan artist who has chosen to go here by paochers name of GLM:.

It has occurred to me that there is probably more than one fan story to be written to explain the configuration of characters and settings presented here.

Textual Poachers Turns Twenty! — Henry Jenkins

Which is something I would like to discuss with him, because a he wouldn’t mock me and b we could have an interesting conversation that engaged cultural studies without making me stabby. Jenkins steers a realistic middle course between the get-a-life stereotype and the rose-colored view that fandom is an extended ideal family.


Some researchers are also fans and their publications seem less distanced than other studies. Fan Music Video and the Poetics of Poaching. Fans tend to view these studies as incomplete because of the fandom community that exists outside the formal structure of a convention that is rarely discussed.

The twentieth anniversary edition of Henry Jenkins’s Textual Poachers brings this now-canonical text to a new generation of students interested in the intersections of fandom, participatory culture, popular consumption and media theory.

It is very much appreciated by those of us who “walk the walk and talk the talk” each day as fans Television Fans and Participatory Culture.

What I deplore is the fact that Jenkins didn’t chose to contrast this particular Saturday Night Live sketch with the earlier one starring Elliot Gould, but then that particular one was about the programme, not its fans and therefore not useful for this study. I am poadhers bit less enthusiastic because Jenkins doesn’t seem to have contacted any British B7 fans and so his criticisms of B7 are very limited – I can accept he chose not to develop the British aspect of B7, but am surprised he didn’t state why.

Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture

Save me from my friends as much as my enemies! My library Help Advanced Book Search. The title comes from an analogy made in academia about producers and consumers of popular culture.