Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Games (häftad)
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Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Games (häftad)

Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Games

Häftad Engelska, 2014-07-15
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An exciting dystopian fantasy thriller series, The Hunger Games began its life as a trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins, the first released in 2008. An immediate success, the first installment had a first printing of 50,000 hardcover copies, which quickly ballooned to 200,000. Spending one hundred consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, the book was put into development for release on the big screen. The first two films, starring Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, broke box office records, and the final installment is expected to follow suit. Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Games charts the series's success through the increasingly vocal online communities that drive the young adult book market. Essays here consider the fashion that the series has created and how the costumes, memorabilia, merchandising, and branding have become an ever bigger part of the fandom experience. Issues explored include debates over the movie stars' race and size, which tap into greater issues within the fan community and popular culture in general and the current argument that has divided fans and critics: whether or not the third book, Mockingjay, should be split into two films. With this scholarly compendium, navigating the postapocalyptic landscape of Panem will be as effortless as Katniss Everdeen's archery and ensure that the odds will be forever in your favor.
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Too often "fandom" gets branded as a place where the crazies live, but that undermines just how smart and passionate these fans can be. This book is structured around the main themes and criticisms of the Hunger Games series and, as such, provides an insight into the primary concerns of fan culture.' 'Fan Phenomena introduces not only a compilation of ideas from academics and writers but also bloggers and dedicated fan fiction writers.'

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Nicola Balkind is a writer and digital freelancer based in Glasgow, Scotland, and the editor of World Film Locations: Glasgow.


Introduction - Nicola Balkind The Hunger Games 101: Suzanne as a Fan & the Author's Influences Hunger for the Games: War & Violence Fan Appreciation no.1 V. Arrow on The Panem Companion & More The Gender Games: Katniss & The 'Strong Female Character' Propos: The Publicity vs The Message Fan Appreciation no.2 Adam Spunberg & Savanna New of The Hunger Games Fireside Chat Podcast Race & Representation in Panem & Beyond Fan Philosophies & Activism: The Hunger Games for Social Good Fan Appreciation no.3 Sara Gundell on Reporting on The Hunger Games Playing at The Hunger Games: Fandom Play Online & IRL The Fans vs The Man: The Capitol PN vs Panem October Fan Appreciation no.4 Samantha Sisson & Aaron Darcy on Panem Kitchen Consumption Becomes Production: Fan Creations and The Hunger Games