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[Commlist] New Book: Adolescent Fans: Practices, Discourses, Communities

Fri Oct 02 06:50:53 GMT 2020

New Book:  Adolescent Fans: Practices, Discourses, Communities: 32 (Mediated Youth) Pilar Lacasa with Peter Lang <>

Owing to the proliferation of screens and networked culture, young fans have moved beyond being simply media consumers. Today they are content interpreters and creators-living in a remix culture, reconstructing transmedia narratives, and interacting with culture industries. Young fans' relationship to technology has transformed their discourses, interpersonal relationships, and the way they participate in communities. This book delves into these issues, looking at social and cultural approaches to human development to study the identities and activities of fan communities among young people.

The book explores communities related to Harry Potter, One Direction, Fortnite, Warhammer, TikTok, and television programs. Drawing on an ethnographic approach and big data analysis, Adolescent Fans demonstrates how digital technology has changed not only fan behavior, but also research practices used to understand what it means to be a young fan.

Full information on / Adolescent Fans: Practices, Discourses, Communities /can be found on Peter Lang’s website at <>


Chapter One:Introduction: Searching for Teenage Fans

Chapter Two:Teenage Fans around One Direction and Harry Styles

Chapter Three:Fans’ Cultural Tools in the Harry Potter Universe

Chapter Four:Fandom, Micro-Celebrities and New Media

Chapter Five:Reinventing Images and Fan Discourses

Chapter Six:Fans in a Multiplatform Society

Chapter Seven:Adolescent Boys as Fans in the Warhammer

Chapter Eight:Fans’ Productive Communities around Fortnite

Chapter Nine:Conclusions: Adolescent Fans and Digital Lives

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