Black Guy Corner: What the Upfront Photos Say about the State of TV, Part 2 / Cindy Conaway and Sheila Marie Aird / SUNY Empire State College

This article, the second in an ongoing series, offers a critical examination of race in television networks’ “upfronts,” the photographs distributed to promote new shows. Does the television industry reinforce hegemony through the images used to promote these shows?

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The Gathering of the Juggalos and the Peculiar Sanctity of Fandom
Michael Dwyer / Arcadia University

There has been a peculiar framing of fan practices as inherently admirable, or at least deserving of respect, throughout recent scholarship on fandom. Yet some fan practices are repugnant. The Gathering of the Juggalos is the scene of questionable fan practices contrary to the noble portrait of fandom elaborated by several scholars.

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