To be a Bookeater: Literary debate in adolescent reading culture

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Today, adolescent fiction readers are increasingly engaged in different forms of "social reading" in online communities. Through an analysis of, 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
Pages (from-to)121-140
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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