Fan work: Labor, worth, and participation in fandom's gift economy

Tisha Turk

Abstract


Fandom's gift economy should be understood as involving a wide variety of gifts, a complex system of reciprocation, and the use of gifts as a sign of their reception.

Keywords


Community; Gift culture; Participatory culture; Work

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2014.0518

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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