To be a Bookeater: Literary debate in adolescent reading culture

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Abstract

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
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedieKultur: Journal of media and communication research
ISSN0900-9671
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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