Anime fandom and the liminal spaces between fan creativity and piracy

Denison, Rayna (2011) Anime fandom and the liminal spaces between fan creativity and piracy. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 14 (5). pp. 449-466. ISSN 1460-356X

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Anime fan subtitling and online distribution offer rare insights into the relationship between fan creativity and industry conceptualizations of piracy. This article attempts to de-polarize this debate (wherein fans are presented as invaluable amateur producers or, alternatively, as overt pirates) in order to examine the roles played by these liminally situated fan producers in relation to the wider anime fan and industrial communities. These active fans are now represented as good or bad dependent on other groups’ investments in their practices, and unpacking these conceptualizations provides a better view of how anime fandom may be indicative of larger changes in online fan community construction.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 17:04
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 16:30
DOI: 10.1177/1367877910394565

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