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If a tree falls in the forest: the role of community formation and the power of the individual in zine making participation

Bryant, Peter (2014) If a tree falls in the forest: the role of community formation and the power of the individual in zine making participation. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 4 (3). ISSN 1986-3497

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Abstract

Zine making is a complex practice, rich in parallel traditions and historical engagement in a number of vocal creative and social communities. Drawing on data from thirty-two depth interviews conducted in Australia, Europe and the United States, this study was concerned with the question of whether the processes of identification and articulation into a community were critical to the decision by an individual to make zines and to what extent does the community influence these individuals as they engage in zine making practice? We found that although personal reasons for zine making were explicitly described by a number of respondents, there were few examples where altruistic community engagement was explicitly cited. There was also significant porosity between any discussion of community and the role that person played or sought from it.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.ojcmt.net/
Additional Information: © 2014 Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Research centres and groups > Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI)
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 07:20
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2020 23:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57645

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