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Subject/Keyword
young adults
reading practices
crossmedia
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Winton, Laura J.
Supervisor and department
Dr. Margaret Mackey, School of Library and Information Studies
Examining committee member and department
Dr. Jill McClay, Faculty of Education, Department of Elementary Education
Dr. Toni Samek, School of Library and Information Studies
Department
School of Library and Information Studies
Specialization

Date accepted
2012-05-09T12:52:04Z
Graduation date
2012-11
Degree
Master of Library and Information Studies
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This study examines the reading practices of 14 young adults in relation to crossmedia fiction, stories that have been adapted across a variety of media formats. In-person interviews were conducted with the goal of exploring how these young people selected, approached, experienced and enjoyed a variety of crossmedia stories. Findings suggest three important considerations for scholars in the areas of education, literacy studies, and library and information studies: (1) despite a significant body of literature suggesting that young people increasingly demand and seek out opportunities to participate in in their favourite storyworlds, youth remain very interested in opportunities for spectatorship, but this does not imply passivity; rather, (2) young people make active and informed choices in relation to crossmedia texts, and (3) the choices teens make, the experiences they seek, and the reasons they engage with crossmedia stories are diverse and refuse generalization.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3TB14
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