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Participatory toolboxes: Franchise fan wikis as tools of textual production

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper highlights the value of fans’ immaterial labour, here exemplified through fan wikis, and negotiates how that labour can be – and, in some cases, already has been – used by industry producers. Given convergence culture’s blurring of professional/amateur divisions, the paper assesses where notions of authorship and recognition of fans from industry are crucial, and determines how fans can ultimately be situated as participants in the creation of industry textual works.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Comerford, C. "Participatory toolboxes: Franchise fan wikis as tools of textual production." Participations: journal of audience and reception studies 15 .2 (2018): 285-296.

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 285

End Page


  • 296

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This paper highlights the value of fans’ immaterial labour, here exemplified through fan wikis, and negotiates how that labour can be – and, in some cases, already has been – used by industry producers. Given convergence culture’s blurring of professional/amateur divisions, the paper assesses where notions of authorship and recognition of fans from industry are crucial, and determines how fans can ultimately be situated as participants in the creation of industry textual works.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Comerford, C. "Participatory toolboxes: Franchise fan wikis as tools of textual production." Participations: journal of audience and reception studies 15 .2 (2018): 285-296.

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 285

End Page


  • 296

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom