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Culture and Community Online How Fanfiction Creates a Sense of Social Identity by Reshaping Popular Media

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dc.contributor.author Guinan, Kellye
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-04T16:54:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-04T16:54:58Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/5251
dc.description.abstract The internet contains an ever-expanding space where people interact, forming groups and developing customs which, to an outside observer, may seem strange. This project focuses on the motivations behind writing fanfiction and the communities of fans who reinterpret popular media plots and characters—here considered a form of modern folklore—in order to make it more appealing to female and queer identities. The chapters focus on individual issues, such as the nuances of digital ethnography and a brief ethnographic survey which places respondent answers within the larger context of scholarship on online activities, and form as a basis through which further research on fanfiction and its creators/consumers may be conducted. en_US
dc.publisher University Honors College, Middle Tennesee State University en_US
dc.subject digital anthropology en_US
dc.subject fanfiction en_US
dc.subject survey en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject violence en_US
dc.subject cyberspace en_US
dc.subject media en_US
dc.title Culture and Community Online How Fanfiction Creates a Sense of Social Identity by Reshaping Popular Media en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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