To be a Bookeater: Literary debate in adolescent reading culture

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Resumé

Today, adolescent fiction readers are increasingly engaged in different forms of "social reading" in online communities. Through an analysis of Bookeater.dk, a Danish site for adolescent readers, we show how a communal reader identity is constructed by predominant conceptions of reading among users of the site and how this influences literary value assessment. Overall, the article argues that the
young readers' adherence to this communal identity creates a culture of
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThe New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship
ISSN1361-4541
StatusAfsendt - 2019

Emneord

  • Reading; Literature; Fiction; Adolescence; Social Media; Community

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