Sabrina Mittermeier (dir.), Fan Phenomena: Disney, Intellect Books, 2022.
Fan Phenomena: Disney collects essays on Disney fans, spanning a variety of media (such as film, television, novels, stage productions and theme parks) and different fannish approaches (cosplay, fan art), as well as the company’s reactions to them.
It is a timely intervention that deals with crucial issues such as race and racism within the Disney fandom and in Disney texts, the role of queerness, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the advent of the streaming service Disney+.
The authors come from variety of disciplines, such as cultural and media studies, marketing and communications, cultural history or theatre and performance studies, and include both leading experts in fan and Disney studies, as well as emerging voices in these fields, plus interviews with fan practitioners.
It will be popular with scholars of cultural studies, cultural history, media studies, fan studies; Disney fans, and students at any level.
Dr Sabrina Mittermeier is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in American cultural history at the University of Kassel, Germany, the author of A Cultural History of the Disneyland Theme Parks (Intellect 2021), and the co-editor of Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery (2020), as well as The Routledge Handbook of Star Trek (2022).
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