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Crowdfunding the Future

Media Industries, Ethics, and Digital Society


Edited By Lucy Bennett, Bertha Chin and Bethan Jones

The concept of crowdfunding, where grassroots creative projects are funded by the masses through websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, has been steadily gaining attention over the last few years. Crowdfunding the Future undertakes a dynamic interdisciplinary approach to the examination of the new, and growing, phenomenon of crowdfunding and its encompassment of digital society and media industries. The book offers a wide range of perspectives and empirical research, providing analyses of crowdfunded projects, the interaction between producers and audiences, and the role that websites such as Kickstarter play in discussions around fan agency and exploitation, as well as the ethics of crowdfunding. With a series of chapters covering a global range of disciplines and topics, this volume offers a comprehensive overview on crowdfunding, examining and unraveling the international debates around this increasingly popular practice. The book is suitable for courses covering media studies, fandom, digital media, sociology, film production, anthropology, audience, and cultural studies.
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Lucy Bennett (PhD, Cardiff University) is a research assistant at JOMEC, Cardiff University, and co-founder of the Fan Studies Network. Her work has appeared in New Media & Society, Transformative Works and Cultures, Social Semiotics, Journal of Fandom Studies, Continuum, Cinema Journal, Celebrity Studies, and Participations. Bertha Chin (PhD, Cardiff University) is an independent scholar. Her work has appeared in Social Semiotics, Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television, Participations, Transformative Works and Cultures, and M/C Journal. Bethan Jones is a PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University. Her work has appeared in Transformative Works and Cultures, Participations, Sexualities, and the Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance.

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