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Cult Collectors free pdf Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise. Author Lincoln Geraghty argues that there has been a change in the fan convention space, where collectible merchandise and toys, rather than just the fictional text, have become objects for trade, nostalgia, and a focal point for fans' personal narratives. New technologies also add to this changing identity of cult fandom whereby popular websites such as eBay and ThinkGeek become cyber sites of memory and profit for cult fan communities. The book opens with an analysis of the problematic representations of fans and fandom in film and television. Stereotypes of the fan and collector as portrayed in series such as The Big Bang Theory and films like The 401000Year Old Virgin are discussed alongside changes in consumption practices and the mainstreaming of cult media. Following this, theoretical chapters consider issues of gender, representation, nostalgia and the influence of social media. Finally, extended case study chapters examine in detail the connections between the fan community and the commodities bought and sold. Topics discussed include: * The San Diego Comic-Con and the cult geographies of the fan convention * Hollywood memorabilia and collecting cinema history * The Star Wars franchise, merchandising and the adult collector * Online stores and the commercialisation of cult fandom * Mattel, Hasbro and nostalgia for animated eighties children's television

About Lincoln Geraghty

Lincoln Geraghty is Reader in Popular Media Cultures and Director of the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research in the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media at the University of Portsmouth. His research interests lie within the broad contexts of British and American popular culture and he has written extensively in these areas.

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Author : Lincoln Geraghty
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 06 February 2014
ISBN : 0415617669
EAN : 9780415617666
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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