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

By Brigid Cherry

This publication is the 1st to discover handicrafting practiced by means of media enthusiasts, their on-line fan groups and the a number of meanings they carry. according to in-depth ethnographic learn into enthusiasts at the on-line social community for knitters, crocheters and crafters, Ravelry, Brigid Cherry explores fabric craft via fanatics as either a creative perform and transformative fan paintings. together with case stories of tasks encouraged via Doctor Who, True Blood, Firefly, Harry Potter, Sherlock and steampunk, the e-book engages with many sorts of fan creation, together with fan artwork, fan fiction and cosplay.

Fans of renowned motion pictures and television exhibits are more and more attractive with cloth crafts as a fashion of transforming, 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 taking part in wider fan groups in leading edge methods via on-line craft boards and blogs that exhibit their knitting, crochet, spinning and dyeing initiatives. Exploring key debates from fabric and media thought, surrounding gender, domesticity, the tradition industries, audiences and fan tradition, this e-book is key examining for college kids of textiles, media reports, model, cultural and gender studies.

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