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Grassroots creativity and community in new media environments : Yarn Harlot and the 4000 knitting Olympians

Humphreys, Sal M. (2008) Grassroots creativity and community in new media environments : Yarn Harlot and the 4000 knitting Olympians. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 22(3), pp. 419-433.

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Abstract

This paper draws out the links between creativity, textuality and social relations in an online environment. It argues that the textual and social are often mutually constitutive. To ignore the textual aspects of online community or the social aspects to online texts is to erase at least some of their cultural significance. Using the blog of knitting writer 'Yarn Harlot' as a case study, the paper looks at the way the aesthetic and social aspects of the community formed around this blog are entwined.

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ID Code: 13379
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Blogs, community, creativity, aesthetics, knitting, social software
DOI: 10.1080/10304310801989844
ISSN: 1469-3666
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 22(3):pp. 419-433. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies is available online at informaworld : http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304310801989844
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2010 02:36

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