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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.

«In this web 2.0 world, where community and not content is king, the fan marks a new form of interactive subjectivity that deconstructs the usual categories of consumer and producer. Paul Booth’s ‘Digital Fandom’ breaks new ground in the investigation of this subject, demonstrating how it reorganizes and reorients the field of new media studies.» (David J. Gunkel, Presidential Teaching Professor, Northern Illinois University, Author of ‘Hacking Cyberspace and Thinking Otherwise’)
«From blogs to ARGS, wikis to social networking sites, Paul Booth provides an in-depth tour of how fans straddle and traverse the boundary between television and digital media. With a theoretically rich analytic eye, ‘Digital Fandom’ breaks new ground for the next generation of media scholarship.» (Jason Mittell, Middlebury College, Author of ‘Television & American Culture’)

«In this web 2.0 world, where community and not content is king, the fan marks a new form of interactive subjectivity that deconstructs the usual categories of consumer and producer. Paul Booth’s ‘Digital Fandom’ breaks new ground in the investigation of this subject, demonstrating how it reorganizes and reorients the field of new media studies.» (David J. Gunkel, Presidential Teaching Professor, Northern Illinois University, Author of ‘Hacking Cyberspace and Thinking Otherwise’)
«From blogs to ARGS, wikis to social networking sites, Paul Booth provides an in-depth tour of how fans straddle and traverse the boundary between television and digital media. With a theoretically rich analytic eye, ‘Digital Fandom’ breaks new ground for the next generation of media scholarship.» (Jason Mittell, Middlebury College, Author of ‘Television & American Culture’)