“Fake Geek Girls is a must read for anyone interested in the gender politics of the media industry and media fandom. Scott connects the dots between GamerGate, Trump’s election, and the mainstreaming of fandom, revealing the systemic gender policing underpinning all three. An incisive and thoughtful critique, this book lays bare the gendered logics at work in the industry’s hailing of fans while recognizing the complexity of their response.”
—Louisa Stein, author of Millennial Fandom: Television Audiences in the Transmedia Age
"Essential reading for anyone interested in fandom, media industries, and the larger political struggles in which we all live. In this compelling book, Scott investigates the boundary-policing in media fandom that constructs female fans as inauthentic, marginal, and unwelcome. Fake Geek Girls situates these gendered struggles as part of a larger war on women, helping us to understand the way that privilege and power operate within contemporary convergence culture and beyond."
—Derek Johnson, author of Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries
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