To be continued... fan fiction and the constructing of identity

Wikstrom, Patrik & Olin-Scheller, Christina (2011) To be continued... fan fiction and the constructing of identity. In Dunkels, Elza, Franberg, Gun-Marie, & Hallgren, Camilla (Eds.) Youth culture and net culture : online social practices. IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, United States of America, pp. 83-96.

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Abstract

This chapter contributes to the existing body of knowledge on fan fiction by reporting the findings from a quantitative and qualitative study on fan fiction in a Swedish context. The authors contextualize the fan fiction phenomenon as a part of a larger transformation of the media sphere and the society in general where media consumers’ role as collaborative cultural producers grows ever stronger. They explore what kind of stories inspire the writers and conclude that as in many other parts of the entertainment industry, fan fiction is dominated by a small number of international media brands. The authors show how fan fiction can play an important role in the development of adolescents’ literacies and identities and how their pastime works as a vehicle for personal growth.

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ID Code: 67939
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Fan fiction, Amateur Creativity, Internet, Youth Culture
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-209-3.ch005
ISBN: 9781609602116
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2011, IGI Global Publishing
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Deposited On: 21 May 2014 22:56
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 23:13

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