Transparency and reciprocity: Respecting fannish spaces in scholarly research

Judith Fathallah

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    Abstract

    Accountability to participants is a topic of some debate within fan studies. Whilst working with people requires informed consent, it may be legally defensible to freely quote any fan work found online. Reflecting on my research experience, this article argues for a responsibility to ask permission from fan creators before sharing their work in academic and other contexts. An ethics of transparency is beneficial not only to fans, I argue, but to the development of fan studies and its continued dialogue with fandoms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)251-254
    JournalJournal of Fandom Studies
    Volume4
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016

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