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Doctor Who: Is there a female Doctor just to lure in young fans? (Chris Chibnall)

Review
Ananya Sen
20/01/2021
10 minutes to read

This review of the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who discusses gender representation and its relation to fandom, and whether the move to cast a female Doctor was indeed a step in the right direction. 

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Human Minds and Animal Stories, or How Narratives Shape Attitudes (Malecki, Sorokowski, Pawlowski, Cienski)

Review
Luiza Dubicka
07/12/2020
12 minutes to read

Human Minds and Animal Stories takes a look at how stories can change human attitudes towards other species. A change in attitudes can lead to change in our current practices involving animals. Can an academic publication reach a broader audience?

How FarmVille 2 Celebrates Capitalism and Animal Exploitation

Article
Luiza Dubicka
08/10/2021
14 minutes to read

FarmVille 2 draws heavily on cultural scripts which normalise the exploitation of animals, thus celebrating capitalism. Through a speciesist representation of human-nonhuman animal relations, FarmVille 2 perpetuates oppressive models of practice.

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Geekerella and the Validation of Youth Fan Culture

Article
Ananya Sen
02/12/2020
12 minutes to read

Geekerella, a young adult novel, seeks to validate often stigmatized fan practices by showing how fan culture is responsible for the formation of identities and communities. It delves into what it means to be a teenage fan today.