Getting a life: the social worlds of geek culture
32,95 $

Getting a life: the social worlds of geek culture

BENJAMIN WOO
éDITION MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRES



Getting a life: the social worlds of geek culture

BENJAMIN WOO

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Résumé
Comic book superheroes, fantasy kingdoms, and futuristic starships have become inescapable features of today?s pop-culture landscape, and the people we used to deride as ?nerds? or ?geeks? have ridden their popularity and visibility to mainstream recognition. It seems it?s finally hip to be square. Yet these conventionalized representations of geek culture typically ignore the real people who have invested time and resources to make it what it is. Getting a Life recentres our understanding of geek culture on the everyday lives of its participants, drawing on fieldwork in comic book shops, game stores, and conventions, including in-depth interviews with ordinary members of the overlapping communities of fans and enthusiasts. Benjamin Woo shows how geek culture is a set of interconnected social practices that are associated with popular media. He argues that typical depictions of mass-mediated entertainment as something that isolates and pacifies its audiences are flawed because they do not account for the conversations, relationships, communities, and identities that are created by engaging with the products of mass culture. Getting a Life combines engaging interview material with lucid interpretation and a clear, interdisciplinary framework. The volume is both an accessible introduction to this contemporary subculture and an exploration of the ethical possibilities of a life lived with media.
Détails
Titre
Getting a life: the social worlds of geek culture
Auteur
BENJAMIN WOO
Éditeur
MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRES
Prix
32,95 $
Sujet
SOCIOLOGIE DE LA CULTURE
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Date de publication
2018-03-31
ISBN
9780773552845
Code Interne
2414268
Numéro de produit
12947714

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