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ERIC Number: EJ873486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1741-8887
Fanfiction Writing and the Construction of Space
Black, Rebecca W.
E-Learning, v4 n4 p384-397 2007
In this article, a spatial lens is used to look at a popular online culture-based writing website as a means of understanding how fan authors' literacy practices and the design features of the site interact to shape a writing space that engenders affiliation with and facilitates access to literacy and language learning. Discussion also focuses on how the site, conceptualized as an affinity space, provides English-language-learning youth with multiple means of displaying expertise in and affiliating around popular culture, as well as of positioning themselves as capable and accomplished users of multiple social languages. (Contains 1 table and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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