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Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry

Suzanne Scott

Abstract

Fake Geek Girls offers a timely survey of the gendered tensions underpinning the media industry’s embrace of fans as tastemakers and promotional partners over the past decade as fan culture has moved from the margins to the mainstream. Through an exploration of the subtle and interconnected ways in which media industries, journalists, and other fans have cultivated an androcentric vision of fan identity and participation, Fake Geek Girls surveys the politics of participation within contemporary fan cultures and reasserts the importance of feminism to fan studies. Fake Geek Girls additionally c ... More

Keywords: fan culture, feminism, gender, media industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479838608
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479838608.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne Scott, author
University of Texas at Austin