Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction

Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction

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This book presents an ethnographic and discourse analytic study of a highly popular online fan fiction writing space. Its analyses highlight the range of sophisticated literacy practices that English language learning youth engage in through their fan-related activities. Discussion also centers on how opportunities for language socialization, literacy, and identity development converge and diverge between academic settings and informal learning contexts such as fan fiction sites.For example, at one time, the Volkswagen Corporationa#39;s official site for owners opened with the following quote. ... Effective participation in such spaces entails procedural knowledge (Lankshear aamp; Knobel, 2003) or knowledge of how to goanbsp;...

Title:Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction
Author:Rebecca W. Black
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2008


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