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Young Adult Media and Fandom

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Books, series and other media where young adults are the targeted audience. Examines the interrelated role of consumer and content, specifically pertaining to topics like fandom, paricipation, and readership.

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

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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

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Luiza Dubicka
27/11/2020
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

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Ananya Sen
30/10/2020
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.

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Genesis Butler’s Online and Offline Animal Rights Activist Movement

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Luiza Dubicka
10/10/2020
12 minutes to read

Genesis Butler, a young animal rights activist, uses her digital skills to bring about change in the offline world. But what is the relation between online and offline activism? And is it really slacktivism?

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