Learning and being as cultural producers in online fan-based remix affinity spaces

Lankshear, Colin , and Knobel, Michele (2008) Learning and being as cultural producers in online fan-based remix affinity spaces. In: Guadas, Pep Aparicio, (ed.) Educacio permanent, globalitzacio I moviments socials: produccio de subjectivitat, creacio social i potencia. Crec I Denes Editorial, Spain, pp. 191-213.

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This chapter will explore some dimensions of participation by young people within new kinds of structures and settings for collaborative endeavour built around shared interests and causes. These new kinds of structures and settings are what James Gee (2007) calls affinity spaces, of which there are many kinds. The kinds of online affinity spaces we will be concerned with here are ones that support and showcase cultural production on the part of fans of popular cultural icons and artifacts. These are fans who enact their “fandom” by remixing original material through acts of writing fanfiction, creating fan art, and producing multimedia artifacts that combine music, images, text, and other media in varying proportions. We will argue that such activity has some interesting and important implications for understanding relationships between learning, identity and power from an educational perspective.

Item ID: 7348
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-84-936246-8-2
Keywords: information literacy; digital culture; internet literacy; media; education policy; communications
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Original title in Catalan - "L'aprenentatge I l'essència dels productors culturals en els espais d'afinitat de mescles en línia basats en els fans"

Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 22:22
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