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Digital Fandom 2.0

New Media Studies

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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.
Paul Booth is an assistant professor in communication at DePaul University. He studies the confluence of traditional and digital media, narrative, popular culture, television and film. He has published articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Journal of Narrative Theory, and Narrative Inquiry.