Aussie Fans: Uniquely Placed in Global Popular Culture

Jackie Raphael (Editor), Celia Lam (Editor)

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Australia holds a unique place in the global scheme of fandom. Much of the media consumed by Australian audiences originates from either the United States or the United Kingdom, yet several Australian productions have also attracted international fans in their own right. This first-ever academic study of Australian fandom explores the national popular culture scene through themes of localization and globalization.

The essays within reveal how Australian audiences often seek authentic imports and eagerly embrace different cultures, examining both Hollywood’s influence on Australian fandom and Australian fan reactions to non-Western content. By shining a spotlight on Australian fandom, this book not only provides an important case study for fan studies scholars, it also helps add nuance to a field whose current literature is predominantly U.S. and U.K. focused.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIowa
PublisherUniversity of Iowa Press
Number of pages242
ISBN (Electronic)978-1609386573
ISBN (Print)1609386574
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019


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