Fandom, public, commons

Mel Stanfill

Abstract


Fans, by creating for a public, also create a public: in producing for a community, they create one. Kindle Worlds and other attempts to monetize fan labor are problematic because the producer is attempting to invent a new mode at the expense of such fannish traditions.

Keywords


Fan community; Fan fiction; Fan vid

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2013.0530

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

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