Lisa (shipperx) wrote in gendervision,

Gender and Fan Studies

Thought I would pass along this link (associated with 

fandebate  as it seems to touch on the topics of the community.)

Part I

Part II

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But, speaking of these differences between gender and genre, I know that you have been spending a significant amount of time recently comparing media fandom studies with sports fan studies. Do you suppose many of the differences in sports fan studies to be based more on genre--"real" versus fictional, a higher level of cultural respect vis-a-vis soap opera fandom for sports, etc.--or on gender, since sports fandom has traditionally been considered predominantly male, in comparison to soaps fandom being traditionally considered primarily female?


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