This is our in-process, rough master keywords list for the Fan Cultures class, fall 2016.
We will collaborate on how to structure/access the list (alphabetically; by reading; by date; all of the above)
09/06/16 From Understanding Fandom: An Introduction to the Study of Media Fan Culture By Mark Duffett
Ethnography - “the study of human behavior in the situation of its occurrence”
Ethnography – study of people in their natural setting
Autoethnography – study of yourself in your natural setting
Fan-scholar – fan first and not seen as true academic
Scholar-fan – academic first and not seen as a true fan
Methodology – critically justifying their own choices
Marginalization – ‘othering,’ academics marginalized in a fan group and fans marginalized from academia, outsider vs. insider
Objectivity/subjectivity – being able to remove bias from research/not able to remove bias
Privacy – fans personal relations to their own fandom, fan mail
Unsolicited data- A material that pre-exists the process of investigation and is not brought into existence by the research project.
Unsolicited data vs. solicited data – unsolicited is data that is already published/not asking specifically for it from someone, solicited data is data you gather through asking people questions
Affective fallacy- Affective fallacy says that those emotionally swayed by a text will lose insight and objectivity.
Public sphere – unfettered space beyond government control where ordinary people can participate in public discussion
Casual vs. dedicated fans -
Decontextualized - Taking things out of context. An outsider may not understand the importance of a situation due to the lack of context.
Contextualized - Antonym of decontextualized in which the context of a situation is stated or clear and helps to prevent confusion when referring to an event.
Ageism - The fact that different age groups can have different biases and interpretations of a fandom. Can be researcher bias.
Cultural Realm - Academia and fandom can be their own individual cultural realms that have their own histories, values, and ways of understanding.
Authoethnography: When researchers conduct and report on his or her own fandom; study of yourself
Methodology: The process by which researcher critically justifies their own choices
Aca-fan: An academic who identifies as a fan
Paradigm: A typical example or pattern of something; a model
Fan Culture/Fandom: A subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest.
Communication: Imparting or exchanging of information or news
Cult: Small group of people with similar beliefs or practices
Privacy: Fans personal relations to own fandom
9/27 Video Game Fan Culture (Jones)
transformative play: beyond interpretive play
"traditional forms of media"; what is "traditional?": it's a problem; games versus machinima or alphanumeric texts vs digital texts;
"media" - what is it
Alternate Reality Games 10/4 (Aardse)
erdogic texts: contain puzzles or mysteries
"enthusiastic online community": community. enthusiasm.
transmedia storytelling (Jenkins) ("the art of worldmaking")
rabbit holes (entry points into a game or story)
"This is Not A Game" or TINAG ethos or illusion
Hyper attention vs deep attention (N Katherine Hayles)
Collective Intelligence (Jane McGonigal)
underground vs corporate fandom (Jenkins)
hypertext (Nelson/Landow): (interactive)
hyperbolic hypertext (top-down)
content creation (bottom-up)
Ellen Louis Stein, "This Dratted Thing": Fannish Storytelling Through New Media
slash - why slash?; jealousy theory; putting characters into contemporary or controversial situations
10/20 fan genres
instagram, soccer instagrams
community-based (weather) blog
boy band instagrams (as subgenre?)
dog breed fandom instagram
youtube videos, reaction videos, (fan reactions videos)(a recap of the game)
video game blog
product parody youtube video
youtube video montage
twitter page of famous person and fans
inside fan jokes (including memes, puns) tumblr
informational blog aka behind stories blog
conspiracy theory fandom
movie costume (IG/tumblr)
11/15 Millenial Hope