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The Resource Mermaids, edited by Matthieu J. Guitton

Mermaids, edited by Matthieu J. Guitton

Label
Mermaids
Title
Mermaids
Statement of responsibility
edited by Matthieu J. Guitton
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Disney's Princess Ariel would give anything to be “where the people are,” but little does she know there's an ever-growing fan base of humans dying to be down in the ocean where she is. Movies like the Little Mermaid and Pirates of the Caribbean have sparked the interest of newer generations of mermaid fans, but our enchantment with these mythical creatures of the sea goes back for centuries. Fan Phenomena: Mermaids takes a deep dive into these fascinations and the cultural creations that mermaids inspire among fans of all ages. Mermaids, and merfolk more generally, are everywhere you look. Merfolk devotees march in themed parades and practice mermaiding - swimming with a mermaid tail. There's mermaid fiction and mermaid virtual reality; mermaid art and #mermaid trends. You may not know it, but transgenerational merfolk fan communities stretch around the world - from sea to shining sea. And their popularity is only growing. In Fan Phenomena: Mermaids, Matthieu Guitton assembles a star studded cast of scholars and popular culture insiders to decode the mermaid phenomenon. The book explores how merfolk have evolved in popular culture and what it is that grants them their privileged status among fantasy creatures. Illustrated throughout with fan photographs and stills from a plethora of films and TV shows, this new addition to the Fan Phenomena series promises to both fascinate and delight readers - earthbound and ocean-dwelling alike."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
NLE
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GR910
LC item number
.M47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Fan phenomena,
Label
Mermaids, edited by Matthieu J. Guitton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Matthieu J. Guitton -- Anthropology of a fish / Matthieu J. Guitton -- Fan appreciation 1. Hannah Fraser, the journey of a mermaid: turning fantasy into reality -- From myths to popular arts: the example of the Haitian La Sirène / Jonathan M. Cheek -- Pirates of the Caribbean: mermaids on stranger tides / Jennifer E. Porter -- Fan appreciation 2. Marielle Chartier-Hénault a mermaid school: becoming a mermaid instructor -- From fantasy, to virtual spaces, to reality and back: structuring the merfolk community / Matthieu J. Guitton -- Wearing Ariel: memes and tails / Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario -- Fan appreciation 3. Cynthia Rivers, aka Gold Mermaid Cynthia, mermaid blogging -- Twenty thousand leagues and counting: steampunk mermaids, from ancient seas to new fandoms / Cécile Cristofari -- Meek as sin: dark mermaids and the embrace of the icy abyss / Brenda S. Gardenour Walter -- Conclusion / Matthieu J. Guitton
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
102 pages
Isbn
9781783205912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)939862557
Label
Mermaids, edited by Matthieu J. Guitton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Matthieu J. Guitton -- Anthropology of a fish / Matthieu J. Guitton -- Fan appreciation 1. Hannah Fraser, the journey of a mermaid: turning fantasy into reality -- From myths to popular arts: the example of the Haitian La Sirène / Jonathan M. Cheek -- Pirates of the Caribbean: mermaids on stranger tides / Jennifer E. Porter -- Fan appreciation 2. Marielle Chartier-Hénault a mermaid school: becoming a mermaid instructor -- From fantasy, to virtual spaces, to reality and back: structuring the merfolk community / Matthieu J. Guitton -- Wearing Ariel: memes and tails / Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario -- Fan appreciation 3. Cynthia Rivers, aka Gold Mermaid Cynthia, mermaid blogging -- Twenty thousand leagues and counting: steampunk mermaids, from ancient seas to new fandoms / Cécile Cristofari -- Meek as sin: dark mermaids and the embrace of the icy abyss / Brenda S. Gardenour Walter -- Conclusion / Matthieu J. Guitton
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
102 pages
Isbn
9781783205912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)939862557

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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