Science Fiction Culture
In a century that has taken us from the horse and buggy to the world wide web, science fiction has established itself as the literature to explore the ways in which technology transforms society while its counterpart, genre fantasy, insistently reminds us of the magical transformations of the individual in response to the demands of the social. So it should come as no surprise that the fans and producers of these genres come together to create the culture of the future around the ideal that tales of wonder about the future and the imaginary past can be shared as both symbolic communication and social capital.
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Good -- if dated, now -- exploration of the specialized communities that have developed around Science Fiction -- fandom, conventions, history -- and the forces shaping and changing them through the late '90s. The SF/F fandom communities are different from other kinds of fandom in that while very based in literature,they have other expressions through TV, movies, games, comics, and music. Fans have a lot of direct contact and influence on the writers and producers -- fans become the writers and producers. This unusual symbiosis has created a unique social entity. Bacon-Smith explores, among other things, how various trends and movements in SF writing changed the communities, and how they responded to an increasing population of women, of LGBT members, and to computer and Goth-influenced youth. I very much wish that Bacon-Smith would write an update of this book, as this one explored the very beginning of the effect the Internet had on the SF community, and now, some 12 years later, those changes are even more significant, plus new groups have entered the SF fold.
Review: Science Fiction CultureUser Review - Allan - Goodreads
Not as popular with fans as one might think. IMO, her anthropological POV put some fans off; in other words, it sometimes comes off as 'look at the quaint natives and their strange bizarre rituals'. But I don't see it as much as some might see it. YMMV. Read full review
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Camille Bacon-Smith: Science Fiction Culture
In her study Science Fiction Culture, Camille Bacon-Smith brings a sociologist’s perspective to the strange activities and relationships SF fans have with ...
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Science Fiction Culture | Bacon-Smith, Camille
In Science Fiction Culture, Camille Bacon-Smith explores the science fiction community and its relationships with the industries that sustain it, ...
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Newfolk ndif: The Cybergoth in Science Fiction Culture
The Cybergoth explotion in Science Fiction Culture, in New Directions in Folklore 3 (formerly the Impromptu Journal) May/July, 1999.
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articles: Bacon-Smith, Camille - Science Fiction Culture (2000)
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Science Fiction Culture. (University of Pennsylvania Press). Janice Radway. 1991. Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature. Rev. ed. ...
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8 Often, those talented people were fans formerly associated with specialty presses and heavily invested in the history of science-fiction culture. ...
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Reviews: March 2001
Science Fiction Culture is a wonderful detonation device. ... Science Fiction Culture functions as a guide for initiating this concern; it helps the sf ...
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Geek Culture: An Annotated Interdisciplinary Bibliography
Bacon-Smith's more recent Science Fiction Culture offers a broader scope, ... Science Fiction Culture examines the world of the overlapping genres science ...
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JSTOR: Whose Community? Where Is the "YA" in YA Literature?
Camille Bacon-Smith describes a contem- porary example of communitas in an excerpt from Science Fiction Culture. A masquerade is held each year as part of ...
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Science Fiction Culture. Forfatter: Bacon-Smith, Camille. Forlag: University of Pennsylvania Pre. Sprĺk: Engelsk. Antall sider: 336 ...
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