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The purpose of this study is to explore the literacy practices members of an online fan community engage in to participate in the space and to question what learning happens

The purpose of this study is to explore the literacy practices members of an online fan community engage in to participate in the space and to question what learning happens through that participation. This dissertation is the product of a two-year virtual ethnographic study of The Sims Writers' Hangout (SWH), a discussion forum website established by fans of The Sims to support members' interests in creating and sharing Sims fan fiction. Affinity space theory informs an understanding of SWH's organization, and a definition of literacies as situated, social practices also frames the study.

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    • 2011
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    • Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2011
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    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-182)
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    • Field of study: Curriculum and instruction

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    by Jayne Catherine Lammers

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