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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The author does an excellent job of showing how different fandoms found textul in their communities and in their own fan creations based off the pop culture they liked. I saw Poachers as provisional work, as tentative work.

Sep 30, Bob rated it really liked it. Rethinking the Industrial Mindset: A fan who expends time and ingenuity in rationalizing a continuity glitch pachers knows perfectly well it is a continuity glitch. While the original cover was based on a pre-existing fan work, this new cover was commissioned from and developed in conceptual collaboration with the artist.

Anyone of us who has attempted a Star Trek poem, story or filk song qualifies to be called a textual poacher according to Henry Jenkins. I’ve recently acquired a book which I heartily recommend: As that book is in some regards a sequel to Textual Poachers, I also checked it out to compare texts.

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The language is unabashedly college-level English, written in academic style, and there is a detachment from the subject matter, which, in a couple of places, I found shocking. This cover embodies the new aesthetic of photo-manipulationwhich remains controversial among some fans but which has also represented a clear demonstration teextual the way that fans turn borrowed materials into resource for their own collective expression.


When I went up to the library stacks to find it, I discovered someone had stolen it. Fan boys have been, by and large, better served by literary representations by authors such as Nick HornbyMichael ChabonJekins Lethamor Junot Diazthan in media depictions.

Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture

I found it much better more accurate and intelligent than the Bacon-Smith bookthough a bit drier. These characters are meant to stand in for the hundreds of fictional figures who have inspired fan devotion and creativity since Textual Poachers first appeared.

Television Fans and Participatory Culture on the cover: A professor, taking fandom seriously!

Evidently, she talked to some fans and writers who were pretty far out in left field, who needed a BIG reality check! A media studies exploration of television tedtual from the early nineties.

Agreed I wouldn’t poacgers an academic on the list who was only there to poke and prod, and had no passion for slash. InHenry Jenkins spoke at great length about the book’s conception, reception, influence, the doors it opened and closedand the effect it had on his career. It was interesting, but did not accord with my admittedly limited experience of fandom.

The whole process has left me nostalgic about the experience of creating Textual Poachers. It is easy to assume that so much of fandom’s expression is new: Gee, we Tarrant fen have really hit the big time! Most of the quotations, songs, story examples and illustrations come from a small group of well established fans, those who are both articulate and comfortable within fandom and its various sub-groupings. The 20th anniversary edition also starts off with a conversation between Henry Jenkins and Suzanne Scott reflecting on Textual Poachers and the fan studies field twenty years later, which provides some further context for the book, and discusses some of the major changes that have occurred in both fandom and fan studies since Yes it’s dated; I would absolutely love to see an update for the YouTube world.


The best of the studies of fandom which started coming out in the early 90s.

It has occurred to me that there is probably more than one fan story to be written to explain the configuration of characters and settings presented here. It features chapters about fanac fan activities like fanficfan artviddingand filk.

I know some of you are still reading this blog twenty years later, and I’d love to encourage you to post comments here, sharing your own reflections about what has jekins to fandom over the past two decades since this book first appeared.

Henry Jenkins Date s: Other editions – View all Textual Poachers: And talks about fandom in terms of Bakhtin, Barthes, and Benjamin! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was massively influential in the jenlins of fan studies and coincidentally introduced many new fans to media fandom. Nov 10, Shawn marked it as to-read Shelves: It was interesting but it felt dated.