New Book :: Fandom, the Next Generation

Fandom, the Next Generation a collection of essays edited by Bridget Kies and Megan Connor book cover image

Fandom, the Next Generation
Essays edited by Bridget Kies and Megan Connor
University of Iowa Press, August 2022

Fandom, the Next Generation is the first collection of essays to offer a close study of fan generations, which are defined not only by fans’ ages but by their entry point into a canon or via their personal politics. Editors Bridget Kies and Megan Connor selected contributors to further the conversation about how generational fandom is influenced by and, in turn, influences technologies, industry practices, and social and political changes. As reboot culture continues, as franchises continue expanding over time, and as new technologies enable easier access to older media, Fandom, the Next Generation offers a necessary investigation into transgenerational fandoms and intergenerational fan relationships.

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