Download PDF by Brigid Cherry: Cult Media, Fandom, and Textiles: Handicrafting as Fan Art

By Brigid Cherry

This booklet is the 1st to discover handicrafting practiced by way of media lovers, their on-line fan groups and the a number of meanings they bring about. in response to in-depth ethnographic study into fanatics at the on-line social community for knitters, crocheters and crafters, Ravelry, Brigid Cherry explores fabric craft by way of lovers as either an inventive perform and transformative fan paintings. together with case stories of initiatives encouraged through Doctor Who, True Blood, Firefly, Harry Potter, Sherlock and steampunk, the booklet engages with many different types of fan creation, together with fan paintings, fan fiction and cosplay.

Fans of well known movies and television exhibits are more and more attractive with cloth crafts as a manner of remodeling, reimagining and fascinating with cult media texts. Proving an international phenomenon among fan cultures within the electronic media sphere, conventional movie and television audiences are forging their fan identities and collaborating in wider fan groups in cutting edge methods via on-line craft boards and blogs that exhibit their knitting, crochet, spinning and dyeing tasks. Exploring key debates from fabric and media concept, surrounding gender, domesticity, the tradition industries, audiences and fan tradition, this e-book is key studying for college students of textiles, media stories, type, cultural and gender studies.

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