Gendered representations of fandom: How female fan identity is constructed in mixed-gender online platforms

Ödül A. Gürsimsek*

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Resumé

Lost is a transgeneric, transmedia television drama that aired from 2004 to 2010, a period which coincided with the emergence of several participatory online Web 2.0 platforms including blogs, forums, YouTube, and Twitter. Thus, Lost audiences used various platforms to form communities and discuss the show. This chapter analyzes the discursive practices of audiences that compose the transgeneric audience discourse of Lost, and the tensions that arise when romance fans and science fiction/mystery fans are situated in conflicted positions regarding certain storylines. The analysis provides a critical discursive perspective that demonstrates that gender dynamics plays a role in interpreting the material related to fiction and the points of view of the other fan groups. The audience discourse that is shaped and negotiated by men and women who deliberate the so-called gendered interests in online mixedgender platforms offer insights into how female audiences use online discussion platforms to empower themselves by constructing their identities as equal audience groups with legitimate interests.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelGender and Diversity : Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Vol/bind4
ForlagIGI global
Publikationsdato2019
Sider1654-1670
Kapitel86
ISBN (Trykt)9781522569121
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781522569138
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019

Fingeraftryk

fan
gender
science fiction
discourse
twitter
weblog
drama
television
Group
community

Citer dette

Gürsimsek, Ö. A. (2019). Gendered representations of fandom: How female fan identity is constructed in mixed-gender online platforms. I Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Bind 4, s. 1654-1670). IGI global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-6912-1.ch086
Gürsimsek, Ödül A. / Gendered representations of fandom : How female fan identity is constructed in mixed-gender online platforms. Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Bind 4 IGI global, 2019. s. 1654-1670
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