Fandom - Fandom and Narrative Identification Part I: The...

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Fandom and Narrative Identification Part I: The author talked about how fans can use social networking sites, like MySpace, to rewrite the narrative text thus changing the identification of that media text. MySpace especially allows for a person to form two types of identity: a real-world identity and a virtual identity. Fans can essentially and tactically re-code a meaning to fit their personal views. The author pointed out that members of MySpace can perceive the site as part of their real lives but also separate from real life. However, MySpace can sometimes override, complement, and interact with this sense of real space. The author states that MySpace offers fans two options as a result of the creative agency. They are “to produce new identities and to construct portions of original narrative.” Online there is no physical body to base an identity off of so our identity can be formed in a number of ways. By creating your own identity, fans can construct space from a real and simulated world.
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course COM 354 taught by Professor Shirachess during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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