Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture [Henry Jenkins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The twentieth anniversary. Textual Poachers has ratings and 34 reviews. Sarah said: I loved this book and am currently fangirling Henry Jenkins. Which is something I would like. Review: Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins. Gregg Rickman. FILM QUART Vol. 46 No. 4, Summer, (p. 63) DOI: .

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And what is important about fandom is that in fact it doesn’t matter what you do outside. Gee, we Tarrant fen have really hit the big time!

At the time, I sent out copies of the manuscript to everyone quoted, and I still have a bulging file of letters I received in response from countless pocahers women.

I think it’s fairly to safe to say, some twenty years later, that Jenkins’ book has become a landmark in fan culture studies. I asked friends for help in finding episodes to watch, and soon I was welcomed into the great fannish community. There are long chapters on slash and to my disappointment a recurring assertion that men and women are fundamentally incapable of reading the same text the same way.

Eye-opening for fans and non-fans alike; sympathetic, intelligent, and readable; backed hehry hours of research and interviews; this book is a must-read for anyone interested in fans and their world. This is great just as sociological snapshots and a repository of many of the classically understood theories of fandom and how it operates.

A lot of fans I know like his book quite a bit better. Account Options Sign in.


Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture

This book looks at everything from fanzines to filk and covers more genres than ‘Enterprising Women’ did. Read this as a part of I am a bit less enthusiastic because Jenkins doesn’t seem to have contacted any British B7 fans and so his criticisms of B7 are very limited – I can accept he chose not to develop the British aspect of B7, but am surprised he didn’t state why.

Jan 04, Noel rated it liked it. Rejecting stereotypes of fans as cultural dupes, social misfits, and mindless consumers, Jenkins represents media fans as active produc heney a life” William Shatner told Star Trek fans.

Another substantial portion of the book deals with the hemry fans have with each other through letterzines and the impact of these discussions upon fans as well as producers.

She Camille makes it very clear at all times that she is just an observer; Henry is more willing to call himself a fan as well, of course, as an observer of fans. Still a fascinating read, though, and pretty much mandatory for anyone serious about their media fandom. The movie, television, and book industries manufacture a text in our case, Star Trekand “the text becomes a cultural weapon, a private hunting preserve.

For non-fans, a well-written and warm introduction to fandom and fannish practices. This book would no doubt provide fodder for many discussions in Heney. This is an excellent book.

I found myself completely engrossed in his concepts, evolution, and hierarchies of fandom, and would love t I had to read an excerpt of this book for class, but found myself picking up a copy for some light reading. This well written and highly readable book has done a great service in single handedly promoting the possibility of academic fan studies an invitation which has been taken up by numbers of others since.


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Textual Poachers was published when internet fandom was in its very early years, so the text primarily concerns the fanzine era of media I’ve been familiar with Jenkins’ work for years, but this is the first time that I have actually sat down and read one of his books in its entirety. Did they know that I was horrified Great exploration of how different fan communities operate; how different groups are characterized by different modes of reading and appropriation; of the evolution of slash; and of filk.

To ask other readers questions about Textual Poachersplease sign up. Jenkins steers a realistic middle course between the get-a-life stereotype and the rose-colored view that fandom is an extended ideal family. Classic tome on fannish history.

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I have recently found a fanzine-related topic worth discussing: When I went up to the library stacks to find it, I discovered someone had stolen it. Return to Book Page. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Oct 06, Clare rated it jenmins was amazing Shelves: So anyway, I read this book primarily for fun.