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When television doesn't overflow 'beyond the box'; the invisibility of 'momentary' fandom

Hills, Matthew 2010. When television doesn't overflow 'beyond the box'; the invisibility of 'momentary' fandom. Critical Studies in television 5 (1) , pp. 97-110.

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Via an analysis of taste and scholar-fandom, this article explores why certain kinds of cult television remain relatively invisible. It suggests that the academy concentrates on the 'now-ness' of television, leading to a focus on newer forms of programming as scholars aim to demonstrate how up-to-date they are. It is argued that analysis of 'momentary fandom' - that is, fandom predicated on ordinary and everyday viewing and which does not have an investment in cultural capital - would allow examination of a wider range of television forms and viewing practices.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tastes; fandom; cult; liveness; momentary; convergence
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISSN: 1749-6020
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 02:44

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