"Getting a Life" available for pre-order
My next book, Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture, is due out in March 2018. But it's already available for pre-order from McGill-Queen's University Press and Amazon.com. This one's been a long-time coming, and I'm obviously thrilled, but here's what communications scholar Will Straw has to say about it:
Long overlooked by those who study fandoms, subcultures and gendered identities, the Geek now gets the attention it deserves. Benjamin Woo’s Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture is a witty, smart book marked most of all by its methodological agility. Woo moves in to examine geek culture up close, then pulls back to illuminate its relationship to taste cultures, the boundary-work of social in-groups and the shifting relationship of capitalist media producers to their fans. Wit and humour run through this engaging book, but so, too, does a commitment to taking Geek culture seriously and fashioning the analytical tools with which to understand it.
Stay tuned for news about launch events and speaking engagements.