College of Communication > Academics > Research & Lectures > Publications > Booth: A Companion to Media Fandom and Film Studies
Edited by Paul Booth
Wiley BlackwellHardcover, eBook. 584pp.
Separated into five sections — Histories, Genealogies, Methodologies; Fan Practices; Fandom and Cultural Studies; Digital Fandom; and The Future of Fan Studies — the book synthesizes literature surrounding important theories, debates, and issues within the field of fan studies. It also traces and explains the social, historical, political, commercial, ethical, and creative dimensions of fandom and fan studies. Exploring both the historical and the contemporary fan situation, the volume presents fandom and fan studies as models of 21st century production and consumption, and identifies the emergent trends in this unique field of study.