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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Good Neighbours? Fan/Producer Relationships and the Broadcasting Field
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'Much work on media fandom has considered the relationships between fans and those responsible for creating the object of fandom, particularly the interactions between fans and producers of television shows. This paper considers fan/producer relationships within online fandom of the Australian soap opera Neighbours to examine how such interactions function within soap fandom. I suggest that the often fierce clashes between fans and creators of fan objects can be better understood through application of Pierre Bourdieu's field theory. Fields are always characterized by struggles over legitimacy and bids for dominance and this paper argues that fan/producer relationships can be better understood if we consider them as agents who occupy positions within the 'broadcasting field' and engage in often fierce clashes over their positions within the field and the 'appropriate' behaviours associated with them.' (Author's abstract)

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279 - 289 Good Neighbours? Fan/Producer Relationships and the Broadcasting Fieldsmall AustLit logo Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies
  • Neighbours John Hanlon Reg Watson Jeff Truman Ray Kolle Katrina Foster John Upton Anthony Morris Philippa Burne Sarah Mayberry Ian Coughlan Helen MacWhirter Elizabeth Packett Judith Colquhoun Jenny Lewis Lois Booton Lyn Ogilvy Emma J. Steele Peter Dick David Allen Scott Taylor Betty Quin Louise Le Nay Jason Herbison Roger Moulton Marieke Hardy David Hannam Ysabelle Dean Don Battye Linda Stainton Sarah Dollard Wayne Doyle Hugh Stuckey Stuart Page Christopher Gist Christine McCourt Martin McKenna Barbara Angell Jason Daniel Margaret Wilson Sam Meikle Chris McTrustry Ginny Lowndes Alan Hopgood Chris Corbett Ray Harding Sally Webb David Phillips Jon Stephens Piers Hobson Kit Oldfield Drew Proffitt Jane Allen Eloise Healey Rick Maier Gavin Strawhan Cath Roden Victoria Osbourne Jo Watson Craig Wilkins Bert Deling Fiona Wood Bill Searle Christine Schofield Kate Langbroek Boaz Stark Christine Madafferi Michael Joshua Alix Beane Rick Held Roger Dunn Jo Horsburgh Susan Bower Glenda Hambly Adam Bowen Clare Mendes Sue Hore Lesley Lewis Chris Phillips Greg Stevens Luke Devenish Kelly Lefever Mia Tolhurst Greg Millin David Worthington Malcolm Frawley Serge Lazareff Deborah Sheldon Samuel Genocchio Patrick Edgeworth Elizabeth Huntley Graham Hartley Judy Nunn Nicholas Langton Philip Ryall Timothy Daly Steve J. Spears Michaeley O'Brien Fiona Kelly Steven Vidler Hamilton Budd Chelsea Cassio John Smythe Maureen Ann Moran Kier Shorey Shaun Charles Chris Milne Mark Shirrefs Graeme Farmer Sabour Bradley Chris Hawkshaw David O'Brien Don Linke Sheila Sibley Coral Drouyn Tony Cavanaugh Patrea Smallacombe 1985 series - publisher film/TV
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