Redistributing Japanese Television Dorama:The Shadow Economies and Communities around Online Fan Distribution of Japanese Media

Denison, Rayna (2015) Redistributing Japanese Television Dorama:The Shadow Economies and Communities around Online Fan Distribution of Japanese Media. Velvet Light Trap, 75. pp. 58-72.

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Abstract

Fans’ online activities are often traced through the most active participatory members of fan communities. By contrast, this article examines online fan distribution from the outside in as a way of reconsidering how the peripheries of a fandom shape the communities at the heart of a fan culture. Taking Japanese dorama (television drama series) as my case study, I examine how dorama fans redistribute texts and how they communicate with one another while doing so. I argue that these practices reveal an emerging shadow economy that tantalizing challenges some entrenched ideas about online fan communities and their creative work.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
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Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 12:14
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2020 00:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/51418
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