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Kleefeld, Sean: Comic Book Fanthropology. 2. Aufl. Hamilton: Eight Twenty Pr. 2011. (174 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780615336206
BibTeX citation key: Kleefeld2009
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Categories: General
Keywords: Fandom, USA
Creators: Kleefeld
Publisher: Eight Twenty Pr. (Hamilton)
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Comic Book Fanthropology examines the questions of who and what comic fans are. What prompts them to join fandom in the first place, and why do they so often choose to remain a part of it throughout their lives? The specifics of comic fandom have changed since its hesitant beginnings in the 1920s and ’30s, but the fans themselves have not. Whether they’re interested in superheroes or in shōjo manga, whether they express themselves in letter columns or through costuming, whether they enjoy minicomics or webcomics, Comic Book Fanthropology explains who they are.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vii)
Foreword (1)

Introduction (7)

Defining Fandom (16)
A Brief History (26)
Us vs. Them (38)
Circles of Tribalism (56)
I Yam What I Yam (71)
Promoted from Captain Marvel to Major Victory (89)
Fans vs. Collectors vs. Nostalgics (104)
What’s Yours Is Mine (115)
A Culture of Participation (130)
Blurring the Lines (143)

Conclusion (151)

Appendix: Resources (159)
Appendix: Art Credits (165)

Index (167)

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