Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture [Henry Jenkins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The twentieth anniversary. Textual Poachers has ratings and 34 reviews. Sarah said: I loved this book and am currently fangirling Henry Jenkins. Which is something I would like. Review: Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins. Gregg Rickman. FILM QUART Vol. 46 No. 4, Summer, (p. 63) DOI: .

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It’s one that ;oachers intended to be written as a fan as well as an academic, to both academic and fan audiences. Also, I would like the Jenkinses to invite me over to watch Blakes7. Jenkins flatly denies this.

Citizen may not; straight away he places understanding of fandom in a tenuous position. Trivia About Textual Poachers I may not always agree with what he says, but I do believe he went out of his way to be fair and accurate.

May 31, Sarah rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The author is henru comfortable as a fan himself, while EW seems to be a bit hesitant when confronting some aspect of fandom that seems – er – unusual to her.

May 08, Rachael Vaughn rated it really liked it. As that book is in some regards a sequel to Textual Poachers, I also checked it out to compare texts. Yet, as Textual Poachers argues, fans already have a “life,” a complex subculture which draws its resources from commercial culture while also reworking them to serve alternative interests.


The twentieth tedtual edition of Henry Jenkins’s Textual Poachers brings this now-canonical text to a new generation of students interested in the intersections of fandom, participatory culture, popular consumption and media theory. It’s a very good snapshot of fandom in the late 80s – the range of fandoms, types of fans, and most importantly the method of analysis were sound 2.

The language is unabashedly college-level English, written in academic style, and there is a detachment from the subject matter, which, in a couple of places, I jnekins shocking.

Fan Music Video and the Poetics of Poaching. Beyond those drawbacks, however, there is a lot of fascinating material in this book.

View all 3 comments. However it remains a sympathetic and insightful book about media fans and our creative community. Drawing on the work of Michel de Certau, Jenkins shows how fans of Star TrekBlake’s 7The ProfessionalsBeauty and the BeastStarsky poachsrs Hutch, Alien Nation, Twin Peaksand other popular programs exploit these cultural materials as the basis for their stories, songs, videos, and social interatctions.

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But even byI’d never heard of this thing called fandom. At least, in ay opinion.

Because of its location in San Diego, Comic-Con is more racially and ethnically diverse than most other fan gatherings. Look at these people interacting with these images, playing with them, adjusting them, etc.


I’ve been gratified by the responses on both sides. I think it’s fairly to safe to say, some twenty years later, that Jenkins’ book has become a landmark in fan culture studies.

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Evidently, she talked to some fans and writers who were pretty far out in left field, who needed a BIG reality check!

As a teenager, I’d read Star Trek: No trivia or quizzes yet. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Both of these books look at slash fiction in detail, with ‘Poachers’ using explicit excerpts. One of the books by an author that was one of the Pioneers into Fan studies, its a must have for anyone who is interested in the field. Knowing his books from my previous life as a film theory student, I added the book to my research pile.

And as a filkerI found the chapter on Filk right on target — it postulated stuff I’d never thought of, and it felt right!

The above description fits me, as well as friends in my little fan posse: