Theme Park Fandom

Theme Park Fandom

Author: Rebecca Williams

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ISBN: 9462982570

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Page: 270

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Theme Park Fandom argues that serious study of theme parks and their adult fans has much to tell us about contemporary transmediality and convergence, themed and immersive spaces, and audience relationships with places of meaning. Considering the duopoly of Disney and Universal in Orlando, the book explores a range of theme park experiences including planning trips, meeting characters, eating and drinking, engaging in practices such as cosplay and re-enactment, and memorializing lost attractions. Highlighting key themes such as immersion, materiality, cultural distinctions, and self-identity, the book argues that theme parks are a crucial site for the exploration of transmediality and the development of paratexts. Proposing the key concepts of spatial transmedia and haptic fandom, the book offers analysis of the intersections between fandom, media texts, and merchandise, as well as fans' own affective and physical responses to visiting the parks.
Theme Park Fandom
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Rebecca Williams
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-20 - Publisher:

Theme Park Fandom argues that serious study of theme parks and their adult fans has much to tell us about contemporary transmediality and convergence, themed and immersive spaces, and audience relationships with places of meaning. Considering the duopoly of Disney and Universal in Orlando, the book explores a range of
Theme Park Fandom
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rebecca Williams
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-21 - Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

Theme Park Fandom argues that serious study of theme parks and their adult fans has much to tell us about contemporary transmediality and convergence, themed and immersive spaces, and audience relationships with places of meaning. Considering the duopoly of Disney and Universal in Orlando, the book explores a range of
Eating Fandom
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: CarrieLynn D. Reinhard, Julia E. Largent, Bertha Chin
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-30 - Publisher: Routledge

This book considers the practices and techniques fans utilize to interact with different aspects and elements of food cultures. With attention to food cultures across nations, societies, cultures, and historical periods, the collected essays consider the rituals and values of fan communities as reflections of their food culture, whether in
A Cultural History of the Disneyland Theme Parks
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sabrina Mittermeier
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-10 - Publisher: Intellect Books

When the first Disneyland opened its doors in 1955, it reinvented the American amusement park and transformed the travel, tourism and entertainment industries forever. Now a global vacation empire, the original park in Anaheim, California, has been joined by massive complexes in Florida, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Spanning
Anti-Fandom
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Melissa Click
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-08 - Publisher: NYU Press

A revealing look at the pleasure we get from hating figures like politicians, celebrities, and TV characters, showcased in approaches that explore snark, hate-watching, and trolling The work of a fan takes many forms: following a favorite celebrity on Instagram, writing steamy fan fiction fantasies, attending meet-and-greets, and creating fan