|Screenshot extract from 'Ten years old - and ready to try new things, an editorial by Martin Barker and Sue Turnbull in the the tenth anniversary issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies|
Film Studies For Free today wishes a very happy 10th year in online existence to the remarkable open access venture that is Participations. What a great achievement! The journal is stronger and more impressive than ever, as the below, very high quality (and enormous), latest issue -- on fan studies, and audience interaction and participation -- testifies
FSFF somewhat cheekily embeds the above screenshot from the opening part of this issue's editorial, for its readers, as in it joint editors Martin Barker and Sue Turnbull raise some important matters concerning the long term viability and success of a journal like this. The editors are choosing to respond to these by 'recasting the journal' in a number of interesting ways - you can read about these at greater length here.
If you are working in this area, now would be a really good time to consider what you would want from Participations in the years ahead. Feel free to post comments here, or contact the editors here.
Here's to the next ten years, Participations! And thank you.
Participations, Volume 10, Issue 1, (May 2013)
- Editorial by Martin Barker and Sue Turnbull (Joint Editors): 'Ten years old - and ready to try new things
- Bradby, Barbara: 'Our affair with Mila Kunis: A group ethnography of cinema-going and the 'male gaze'’ Haslop, Craig: '"I certainly wouldn't want to be portrayed as a boring straight person": Torchwood, meaning-making and the performance of gender and sexual identities'
- Bennett, Lucy & Tom Phillips: 'An introduction: The Fan Studies Network - new connections, new research'
- Booth, Paul & Peter Kelly: 'The changing faces of Doctor Who fandom: New fans, new technologies, old practices?'
- Busse, Kristina: 'Geek hierarchies, boundary policing, and the gendering of the good fan'
- Chin, Bertha & Lori Hitchcock Morimoto: 'Towards a theory of transcultural fandom'
- Ellison, Hannah: 'Submissives, Nekos and Futanaris: a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the Glee Kink Meme'
- Hills, Matt: 'Fiske's 'textual productivity' and digital fandom: Web 2.0 democratization versus fan distinction?'
- Lamerichs, Nicolle: 'The cultural dynamic of doujinshi and cosplay: Local anime fandom in Japan, USA and Europe'
- Pett, Emma: '"Hey! Hey! I've seen this one, I've seen this one. It's a classic!": Nostalgia, repeat viewing and cult performance in Back to the Future'
- Proctor, William: '"Holy crap, more Star Wars! More Star Wars? What if they're crap?": Disney, Lucasfilm and Star Wars online fandom in the 21st century'
- Sandvoss, Cornel: 'Toward an understanding of political enthusiasm as media fandom: Blogging, fan productivity and affect in American politics'
- Whiteman, Natasha, Joanne Metivier: 'From post-object to "Zombie" fandoms: The "deaths" of online fan communities and what they say about us'
- Bury, Rhiannon, Ruth Deller, Adam Greenwood & Bethan Jones: 'From Usenet to Tumblr: The changing role of social media'
- McCulloch, Richard, Virginia Crisp, Jon Hickman & Stephanie Janes: 'Of proprietors and poachers: Fandom as negotiated brand ownership'
- Freund, Katharina & Dianna Fielding: 'Research ethics in fan studies'
- Jones, Bethan & Lucy Bennett: 'Blurring boundaries, crossing divides: An interview with Will Brooker'
- Lozano Delmar, Javier, Victor Hernández-Santaolalla & Marina Ramos: 'Fandom generated content: An approach to the concept of 'fanadvertising''
- Sturm, Damion & Andrew McKinney: 'Affective hyper-consumption and immaterial labors of love: Theorizing sport fandom in the age of new media'
- Damásio, Manuel José, Mélanie Bourdaa, Bozena I. Mierzejewska, Ana Milojević, José Manuel Noguera, Birgit Stark, Lucia Vesnić-Alujević & Igor Vobič: 'Editors' introduction: Stakeholder essays on audience interaction and participation'
- Stark, Birgit & Andy Kaltenbrunner: 'There is no such thing as a 'convergence continuum' aiming towards the perfect solution'
- Stark, Birgit & Ina von Holly: 'Social media is not a threat but a reward for companies!'
- Haas, Josefa: 'New tools and scenes for the media play'
- Nyirő, Nóra & Agnes Urban: 'Effects of audience participation in CSO communication'
- Marmino, Michele, Mario Petitto & Andrea Pinchera: 'CSOs' communication strategies and audience participation'
- Joye, Stijn & Philippe Henon: 'Activating the audience in times of compassion fatigue'
- Vozab, Dina, Eugen Jakovčić & Saša Šegrt: 'Croatian civil society and media from the perspective of two civil society organisations'
- Harrison, Teresa: 'The "audience" as participative, idea generating, decision making citizens: will they transform government?'
- Dahlgren, Peter: 'From public to civic intellectuals via online cultures'
- Harrington, Stephen, Tim Highfield & Axel Bruns: 'More than a backchannel: Twitter and television'
- García de Torres, Elvira: 'Audience territory'
- Scolari, Carlos: 'Lost in the borderlines between user-generated content and the cultural industry'
- Zamora, Rocío & Wayne Wanta: 'The influence of a mediating source – my friend – is now spreading the influence to others who may not have seen the news reports'
- Vobič, Igor: 'Rethinking social life of radio news: Slovenian public radio journalists' perceptions of audience interactivity'
- Krstić, Aleksandra: 'When the audience changes a journalist'
- Torres da Silva, Marisa: 'Professional views' on letters-to-the-editor as a means of audience participation'
- Vesnić-Alujević, Lucia: 'Online strategies of members of the European parliament'
- Hänska-Ahy, Maximillian, Claire Wardle & Malachy Browne: 'Social media & journalism: Reporting the world through user generated content'
- Milojević, Ana, Jelena Kleut & James Ball: 'Conversational style of journalism'
- Milojević, Ana & Steve Herrmannl: 'Journalism taking up a curatorial role'
- Maretić, Meri & Ante Babić: 'New political communication'
- Buchanan, Margot & Fiona Hyslop: 'Transforming audiences, transforming audience expectations?'
- Gallego, Manuel Javier Callejo & Convadonga Fernández: 'Producing information, producing and monitoring communication'
- Benwell, Bethan, James Procter and Gemma Robinson (eds.): 'Postcolonial Audiences: Readers, Viewers and Reception’ (Reviewed by Pinar Sadar)
- Jacobs, Katrien: 'People's Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet’ (Reviewed by Giovanna Maina)
- Lang, Anouk (ed.): 'From Codex to Hypertext: Reading at the turn of the twenty-first century’ (Reviewed by Julian McDougall)
- Rudolph, Jennifer Domino: 'Embodying Latino Masculinities: Producing Masculatinidad’ (Reviewed by Victoria Kearley)