Mary Climbs In

Mary Climbs In
Title Mary Climbs In PDF eBook
Author Lorraine Mangione
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Pages 180
Release 2023-06-16
Genre Music
ISBN 1978827202

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Bruce Springsteen has been cherished by his fans for decades, from his early days playing high school gymnasiums through globally successful albums and huge stadium shows to solo performances in intimate theaters. As his long and illustrious career has evolved, the legendary devotion of his fans has remained a constant. Springsteen fans have become worthy of study in their own right, with books, memoirs, and even a movie documenting their passion and perspectives. But his fans are not monolithic, and surprisingly little attention has been paid to why so many women from across the world adore The Boss. Mary Climbs In illuminates this once overlooked but increasingly important and multi-faceted conversation about female audiences for Springsteen’s music. Drawing on unique surveys of fans themselves, the study offers insight into women’s experiences in their own voices. Authors Lorraine Mangione and Donna Luff explore the depth of women fans’ connection to Springsteen and the profound ways this connection has shaped their lives. Reflections from fans enliven each page as readers journey through the camaraderie and joy of concerts, the sorrow and confusion of personal loss and suffering, the love and closeness of community, and the search for meaning and for the self. Viewed through a psychological lens, women fans’ relationship with Springsteen is revealed in all its complexity as never before. Mary Climbs In is an important interdisciplinary contribution to the growing field of Springsteen studies and a must-read for any fan.




A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy

A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy
Title A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy PDF eBook
Author Anastasia Salter
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages 234
Release 2020-10-15
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1496830504

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Increasingly over the past decade, fan credentials on the part of writers, directors, and producers have come to be seen as a guarantee of quality media making—the “fanboy auteur.” Figures like Joss Whedon are both one of “us” and one of “them.” This is a strategy of marketing and branding—it is a claim from the auteur himself or industry PR machines that the presence of an auteur who is also a fan means the product is worth consuming. Such claims that fan credentials guarantee quality are often contested, with fans and critics alike rejecting various auteur figures as the true leader of their respective franchises. That split, between assertions of fan and auteur status and acceptance (or not) of that status, is key to unravelling the fan auteur. In A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy: The Construction of Authorship in Transmedia Franchises, authors Anastasia Salter and Mel Stanfill examine this phenomenon through a series of case studies featuring fanboys. The volume discusses both popular fanboys, such as J. J. Abrams, Kevin Smith, and Joss Whedon, as well as fangirls like J. K. Rowling, E L James, and Patty Jenkins, and dissects how the fanboy-fangirl auteur dichotomy is constructed and defended by popular media and fans in online spaces, and how this discourse has played in maintaining the exclusionary status quo of geek culture. This book is particularly timely given current discourse, including such incidents as the controversy surrounding Joss Whedon’s so-called feminism, the publication of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and contestation over authorial voices in the DC cinematic universe, as well as broader conversations about toxic masculinity and sexual harassment in Hollywood.




The Routledge Handbook of Star Trek

The Routledge Handbook of Star Trek
Title The Routledge Handbook of Star Trek PDF eBook
Author Leimar Garcia-Siino
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 673
Release 2022-07-21
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1000569969

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The Routledge Handbook of Star Trek offers a synoptic overview of Star Trek, its history, its influence, and the scholarly response to the franchise, as well as possibilities for further study. This volume aims to bridge the fields of science fiction and (trans)media studies, bringing together the many ways in which Star Trek franchising, fandom, storytelling, politics, history, and society have been represented. Seeking to propel further scholarly engagement, this Handbook offers new critical insights into the vast range of Star Trek texts, narrative strategies, audience responses, and theoretical themes and issues. This compilation includes both established and emerging scholars to foster a spirit of communal, trans-generational growth in the field and to present diversity to a traditional realm of science fiction studies.




The Raw Files: 2015

The Raw Files: 2015
Title The Raw Files: 2015 PDF eBook
Author James Dixon
Publisher Lulu.com
Pages 188
Release 2016-01-10
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 1326529846

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The team at www.historyofwrestling.co.uk are back with the latest in their series documenting every episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, year by year. We cover every angle, segment and match in detail, and offer plenty of thoughts and facts along the way. The book is written and presented in the usual HOW style, with various awards, match lists and a host of star ratings for fans to debate at will. FEATURING: Brock Lesnar verus a car, the return of the Dudley Boyz, Xavier Woods and his Trolling Trombone, #divasrevolution, Sting, The John Cena US Open Challenge, Stephanie McMahon emasculating the entire roster, the Shield reunion, Mother Nature defeats RAW, Kevin Owens mauls John Cena, Roman wins the big one, and much more! As usual, every single segment is covered in detail, with witty comment and analysis throughout. Fans of the series won't be disappointed, and once again the tome clocks in at a monster 185,000 words! It is our biggest Raw book ever! A must have have all wrestling fans.




The Heat Files: 1998

The Heat Files: 1998
Title The Heat Files: 1998 PDF eBook
Author James Dixon
Publisher Lulu.com
Pages 70
Release 2015-05-25
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 1326286609

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Continuing the theme of their popular Raw Files and Complete WWF Video Guide series, the HoW team decided to delve deep into the annals of WWF television B-Shows, with the first year (or rather, five months) of Sunday Night Heat. The team explore the broadcast in great detail, covering every match and angle, unearthing some forgetting television gems and a whole host of rushed, forgettable matches. A companion piece to Amazon best seller The Raw Files 1998, The Heat Files features such memorable moments as George Steele dancing, Mario Lopez from Saved By The Bell tangling with Val Venis, Mick Foley's leafblower, Shane McMahon murdering the art of commentating, Drunk Hawk stumbling around, the greatest tag team in history reduced to enhancement jobbers, Terri Runnels getting pregnant and the odd wrestling match. A fun trip down memory lane from the HoW team.




Star Trek

Star Trek
Title Star Trek PDF eBook
Author Susan R. Gibberman
Publisher McFarland
Pages 462
Release 1991
Genre Motion pictures
ISBN

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Star Trek was first beamed into peoples homes in 1966 and when it went off the air three years later it was on its way to being the most successful failure in television history. Along the way it spawned nine feature films, three new television series, novels, books, video and audio tapes, records, computer games, merchandising tie-ins, fan clubs and conventions. Gibberman has summarized 25 years of just about everything written about Star Trek including details about the stars and guest-stars and information about the making of the television series and feature films. This work lists over 1,300 English-language articles about every aspect of the phenomenon; fully indexed.




Spin Alternative Record Guide

Spin Alternative Record Guide
Title Spin Alternative Record Guide PDF eBook
Author Eric Weisbard
Publisher Vintage
Pages 484
Release 1995
Genre Music
ISBN

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America's premiere alternative music magazine presents a book of outrageously opinionated reviews of the essential albums of punk, new wave, indie rock, grunge, and rap. Its abundantly illustrated, full-color pages provide in-depth and informative record reviews on the widest possible scale of alternative music. National ads/media.