Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture
Routledge, 2013 - 370 pages
The twentieth anniversary edition of Henry Jenkins's Textual Poachers brings this now-canonical text to a new generation of students interested in the intersections of fandom, participatory culture, popular consumption and media theory.
Supplementing the original, classic text is an interview between Henry Jenkins and Suzanne Scott in which Jenkins reflects upon changes in the field since the original release of Textual Poachers. A study guide by Louisa Stein helps provides instructors with suggestions for the way Textual Poachers can be used in the contemporary classroom, and study questions encourage students to consider fan cultures in relation to consumer capitalism, genre, gender, sexuality, and more.
A Conversationbetween Henry Jenkins and Suzanne Scott
Fans Poachers Nomads
2 How Texts become Real
3 Fan Critics
Gender Genre Beauty and the Beast
Fan ReadersFan Writers
Filk Music Folk Culture and the Fan Community
Appendix Fan Texts Compiled by Meg Garrett
Note on the Cover
Teaching Textual Poachers
Slash and the FanWriting Community
Fan Music Video and the Poetics of Poaching