A Fan Studies Primer: Method, Ethics, Research

Paul Booth (Editor), Rebecca Williams (Editor)

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The discipline of fan studies is famously undisciplined. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t structured. This is the first comprehensive primer for classroom use that shows students how to do fan studies in practical terms. With contributions from a range of established and emerging scholars, coeditors Paul Booth and Rebecca Williams pull together case studies that demonstrate the wide array of methodologies available to fan studies scholars, such as auto/ethnography, immersion, interviews, online data mining, historiography, and textual analysis. This collection also probes the ethical questions that are unique to fan studies work, such as the use of online fan content for research, interview methods, consent, and privacy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIowa City, Iowa
PublisherUniversity of Iowa Press
Number of pages308
ISBN (Electronic)978-1609388102
ISBN (Print)978-1609388096
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameFandom & Culture
PublisherUniversity of Iowa Press


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