Understanding Fandom: An Introduction to The Study of Media Fan Culture


Understanding Fandom offers an impressive overview of unparalleled scope in examining the many traditions, concepts and methodologies in the study of fans. It is an indispensable text for students and scholars alike.

 –  Cornel Sandvoss, 
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, 
University of Surrey, UK.

An accessible overview that defines, organizes and develops fan studies as an area of inquiry. Mark Duffett is inclusive in his assessments and insightful in his suggestions. He offers a valuable compendium of what fandom can tell us about how we make – and are made by – our connections to popular culture.

 –  Joli Jensen, 
Hazel Rogers Professor of Communication, 
University of Tulsa, US.