Tune In, Log On: Soaps, Fandom, and Online Community by Nancy K. BaymTune In, Log On: Soaps, Fandom, and Online Community by Nancy K. Baym

Tune In, Log On: Soaps, Fandom, and Online Community

byNancy K. Baym

Paperback | October 15, 1999

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Nancy K. Baym's Tune In, Log On is an ethnographic study of an Internet soap opera fan group. Bridging the fields of computer-mediated communication and audience studies, the book show how verbal and nonverbal communicative practices create collaborative interpretations and criticism, group humor, interpersonal relationships, group norms, and individual identity. While much has been written about problems and inequities women have encountered online, Baym's analysis of a female-dominated group in which female communication styles prevail demonstrates that women can build successful online communities while still welcoming male participants. In addition, a longitudinal look at the development of the fan group allows an examination of the endurance of the group's social structure in the face of the Internet's tremendous growth. Lively and engaging, Tune In, Log On provides an entertaining introduction to issues of online and audience community.
Nancy Baym is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. She has written many widely-cited articles about online fan community and social aspects of online interaction and is the author of the book Tune In, Log On: Soaps, Fandom, and Online Community (Sage Press, Inc.). She is a co-founder and Past-Pre...
Title:Tune In, Log On: Soaps, Fandom, and Online CommunityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:October 15, 1999Publisher:Sage PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0761916490

ISBN - 13:9780761916499


Table of Contents

Introduction Introduction Three Tales of One Community The Soap Opera and Its Audience TV for the Less Intelligent? Interpreting and Comparing Perspectives in the Audience Community It's Only a Soap Criticism, Creativity and Solidarity 'I Think of Them as Friends' Interpersonal Relationships in the On-Line Community The Development of Individual Identity Futureflash Five Years Later Conclusion Tune In Tomorrow