By Lincoln Geraghty
Cult Collectors examines cultures of intake and the fanatics who acquire cult movie and television item.
Author Lincoln Geraghty argues that there was a transformation within the fan conference house, the place collectible item and toys, instead of simply the fictitious textual content, became gadgets for alternate, nostalgia, and a focus for fanatics’ own narratives. New applied sciences additionally upload to this altering id of cult fandom wherein renowned web content equivalent to eBay and ThinkGeek turn into cyber websites of reminiscence and revenue for cult fan communities.
The e-book opens with an research of the tricky representations of lovers and fandom in movie and tv. Stereotypes of the fan and collector as portrayed in sequence reminiscent of The substantial Bang conception and movies like The forty 12 months previous Virgin are mentioned along alterations in intake practices and the mainstreaming of cult media. Following this, theoretical chapters examine problems with gender, illustration, nostalgia and the effect of social media. ultimately, prolonged case examine chapters study intimately the connections among the fan neighborhood and the commodities acquired and offered.
Topics mentioned include:
- The San Diego Comic-Con and the cult geographies of the fan convention
- Hollywood memorabilia and amassing cinema history
- The Star Wars franchise, promoting and the grownup collector
- Online shops and the commercialisation of cult fandom
- Mattel, Hasbro and nostalgia for lively eighties children’s television
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Cult Collectors by Lincoln Geraghty