Age of the Geek: Depictions of Nerds and Geeks in Popular Media

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Kathryn E. Lane
Springer, 29. 10. 2017 - Počet stran: 297

This collection examines the nerd and/or geek stereotype in popular culture today. Utilizing the media—film, TV, YouTube, Twitter, fiction—that often defines daily lives, the contributors interrogate what it means to be labeled a “nerd” or “geek.” While the nerd/geek that is so easily recognized now is assuredly a twenty-first century construct, an examination of the terms’ history brings a greater understanding of their evolution. From sports to slasher films, Age of the Geek establishes a dialogue with texts as varied as the depictions of “nerd” or “geek” stereotypes.

 

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Chapter 1 How Was the Nerd or Geek Born?
1
Defining Geekdom
19
Chapter 2 A Nerd a Geek and a Hipster Walk into a Bar
21
A Multimethodological Ideographic Cluster Analysis of ltNerdgt and ltGeekgt on Twitter
43
Exploring Depictions of Geeks in Various Texts
67
Defending Nerddom
89
Nerds Footnotes and Intertextuality
91
Geek Identity in Insider and Outsider Media
113
Chapter 9 How Is It Okay to Be a Black Nerd?
169
Beauty and the Female Geek Body
192
Alex Dunphy and Growing Up Geeky in Modern Family
213
Depictions of the NerdGeek Stereotype on Film
231
Nerd Nobodies Magic Makeovers and the Power of the American Dream in Four Teen Films
233
Roving Masculinity in Contemporary Film
251
The Geek Archetype in Slasher Film
269
Chapter 15 Survival of the Smartest?
285

The Relationship Between Geek Culture and Sports
129
Toward an Understanding of Marvel Fan Communities
148
Depictions of Other NerdGeek Stereotypes on Television
167

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O autorovi (2017)

Kathryn E. Lane is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of English at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, USA. Lane founded the Geek and Popular Culture area at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference in 2012. She has published an article on BBC’s series Sherlock, presented on The Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, and Blindspot.

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