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Anime Fan Communities

Transcultural Flows and Frictions

Authors: Annett, S.

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How have animation fans in Japan, South Korea, the United States, and Canada formed communities and dealt with conflicts across cultural and geographic distance? This book traces animation fandom from its roots in early cinema audiences, through mid-century children's cartoon fan clubs, to today's digitally-networked transcultural fan cultures.

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Sandra Annett is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

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"Annett grapples with what it truly means to be a fan. What are the 'complex flows and frictions' that propel certain shows to transcultural popularity? And what kind of world is it where teenage girls can be overheard describing the Holy Roman Empire as 'cute'? Annett watches the watchers, and examines the forces that create their subculture." - Jonathan Clements, author of Anime: A History

"This expansive and imaginative study of anime and fan communities takes on really big questions - and succeeds in whittling them down to size, steadily paring away the macrological framework of national histories, cultures, and territories, to expose the complex grain and weave of interactions between fans and animations. Annett generates new awareness of the challenges and possibilities of media environments by honing in on the key question: what can we do with animation?" - Thomas Lamarre, McGill University, Canada


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-50275-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anime Fan Communities
Book Subtitle
Transcultural Flows and Frictions
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Sandra Annett
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47610-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137476104
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48065-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50275-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 253
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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