Hills, “Media Academics as media Audiences: Aesthetic Judgments in Media & Cultural Studies”

August 17, 2008

I think what Hills takes a long, whiny road to say is that we cannot escape our culture, neither should we seek to separate ourselves from it in order to engage in academic discussion concerning it.  Whether we like it or not, our opinions will color our assessment.  It is postmodern style to declare at the onset one’s own presuppositions and likely misconceptions before critiquing or asserting anything.  Apparently, there is some love lost between academics of fandom studies and “real” academics.  Personally, I don’t see the problem with writing about something you like, and I rather imagine you have an important perspective to offer those who would write on the same subject from the “outside.”

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