• Beyond the multidisciplinary in fan studies: Learning how to talk among disciplines

    Author(s):
    Brittany Kelley, Ludovica Price (see profile) , Kristen Schuster, Erika Ningxin Wang
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    CityLIS, Library & Information Science
    Subject(s):
    Fan studies, Library and information science, Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary, Gender, Information behaviour
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    fan information behaviour
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/crfj-w085
    Abstract:
    In light of the Fan Studies Network's statement regarding fan studies being overrun with whiteness, we are in a unique position to engage in scholarship that challenges the overwhelmingly white and Global North–centric structures that define how we study fan cultures. Multidisciplinarity, which may be understood as disciplines laid side by side, should be contrasted with interdisciplinarity, which requires true dialogue. Despite recent field-shifting work by fan studies scholars such as Bertha Chin, Lori Morimoto, Rukmini Pande, and Rebecca Wanzo, more work needs to be done to both acknowledge and build on current research in transcultural fandom. In a dialogue that reflects the progress of our own striving toward interdisciplinary and transcultural work in fan studies, we seek to demonstrate a possible way forward for the field of fan studies to become more truly interdisciplinary and transcultural in its focus.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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