Amongst fans and the academics who study them, it is generally accepted (perhaps even a truth universally acknowledged) that a good portion of what we consider canonical literature – including Shakespeare – also fits the broadest definition of
Shakespeare, Fandom, and the Lure of the Alternate Universe
Kavita Mudan Finn and Jessica McCall
Israeli Soccer, Fans, and Media Outlets
Yair Galily and Alex Nirenburg
This study traces, conceptually and historically, how the relationship between Israeli soccer, its fans, and the varied means of communications has evolved over the last century. We contend that these symbiotic relations, including their effects on soccer devotees, can be divided into four sub-epochs, each having a tremendous effect, not only on the development of soccer and media, but on other interrelated processes. Consequently, we argue that the development of soccer (association football), can be adequately understood only by presenting it in its historical context. The processes of state formation, population growth, urbanization, commercialization and, most germane for present purposes, the development of soccer-media-fan relations, are not isolated but rather interdependent, and therefore of significant importance when discussing soccer and media in the Israel context.
Three Fandom Autoethnographies
Tamar Rapoport and Efrat Noy
This article advocates autoethnography as a critical feminist methodology for using personal testimony to investigate women’s experience and performance of fandom The article’s centerpiece is an analysis of the personal testimonies of three women—researcher-fans of different ages—of a fan-owned club Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem. In addition to revealing women’s gendered-based experiences and the different ways in which women acquire and perform fandom, their personal stories prove valuable for exposing the gendered regime of the football field. Moreover, they reveal how women who are not fluent in the hegemonic language of fandom make their way in the fandom field as they seek their own voice and position in it. The analysis suggests that women’s participation can disrupt the hegemonic masculinity of fandom and challenge its established boundaries, thereby problematizing accepted definitions of the authentic fan.
Arab Soccer in a Jewish State Revisited
This article reexamines my argument published in 2007 regarding the apolitical character of Arab soccer fans in Israel. Until recently, explicit political protest and expressions of Palestinian national identity have remained outside the stadium. For most Arab fans, soccer was an opportunity to display common ground with Jewish citizens. Displaying Palestinian nationalism was considered to be endangering the potential for rapprochement. However, over the past decade the barriers that blocked political protest from entering the stadium have been ruptured. Several interrelated factors are suggested as explanations for this shift: multiple cycles of escalated violence in the region, a wave of anti-Arab legislation, the globalization of fan culture, the model of a politicized soccer fan provided during the Arab Spring, and the emergence of social media.
Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture
Jessica E. Johnston
, or exploring the sand dunes of Dubai. AGTube, as it is known by fans, is comprised of tween, teen, and young adult girls, some of whom have been making videos since 2007. These AGTube channels showcase American Girl Stop Motion (AGSM) stories, new
UK Teen Girl Comics from 1955 to 1960
audience. Much of the content on pop music concentrated on pop stars who often appeared on comics covers, in picture stories, articles and advice pages, biographies, or stories based on stars helping fans find love. The comics included free gifts in the
Why Are the Japanese Titles of Shakespearean Films So Odd?
surprise in a Facebook post stating, ‘unexpectedly, this work is popular among women’, and introducing a female fan's review of the film. 8 The company was trapped in a stereotypical view of its audience, believing that women would not be interested in a
Statutory Rape or Postfeminism in Pretty Little Liars?
enacting on her own sexual desire in this relationship. This couple is so celebrated among adolescent girl fans that they have been given their own hashtag, #Ezria, on social media platforms making it vital for feminist and girls studies scholars to make
Masculinity, Maturity, and the Movies in the 1920s
Peter W. Lee
declaring, “I’ll never let him be parted from me again” (Anonymous. “Jackie Coogan Illness Has a Happy Ending ’Cause His Mother’s Here.” 1921: CPv.5)! 2 She refused to let fans get too close, wary of their germs infecting her baby, and, in later years, she
Tiziana Soverino, Evgenia Mesaritou, Thomas M. Wilson, Steve Byrne, Dino Vukušić, Fabiana Dimpflmeier, Eva-Maria Walther, and Eva Schwab
's political and civic landscape continues to shift and adjust and to which this book makes an important contribution. Steve Byrne Independent Researcher Dino Numerato (2018), Football Fans, Activism and Social Change (London and New York