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ERIC Number: EJ1021562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
"The Hunger Games": Literature, Literacy, and Online Affinity Spaces
Curwood, Jen Scott
Language Arts, v90 n6 p417-427 Jul 2013
This article examines adolescent literacy practices related to "The Hunger Games," a young adult novel and the first of a trilogy. By focusing on the interaction of social identities, discourses, and media paratexts within an online affinity space, this ethnographic study offers insight into how young adults engage with contemporary literature. Moreover, it contributes to our understanding of how they use technology as an integral part of social networking and meaning making. The article ends with recommendations related to the teaching of young adult literature and the integration of digital tools and online spaces into the curriculum.
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Language: English
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