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Digital Fandom 2.0

New Media Studies


Paul Booth

In this completely revised and updated version of Digital Fandom, Paul Booth extends his analysis of fandom in the digital environment. With new chapters that focus on the economics of crowdfunding, the playfulness of Tumblr, and the hybridity of the fan experience, alongside revised chapters that explore blogs, wikis, and social networking sites, Digital Fandom 2.0 continues to develop the «philosophy of playfulness» of the contemporary fan. Booth’s analysis reveals the many facets of the digital fan experience, including hybrid fandom, demediation, and the digi-gratis economy. With a foreword from noted fan scholar Matt Hills, Booth's new Digital Fandom 2.0 shows the power of the fan in the digital age.


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index A academia xviii, 196, 212, 222–3, 236 academia, as crowdfunding 212 academic publishing xix, 1 academics, similar to fans 225, 229, 240 advertising 23, 26, 36, 39, 73, 118, 122, 125, 160, 176, 202, 209 affect xviii, 13, 22, 194–95, 208–11, ...

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