Muslim Girlhood, Skam Fandom and DIY Citizenship

Hannell, Briony (2020) Muslim Girlhood, Skam Fandom and DIY Citizenship. Girlhood Studies. ISSN 1938-8209 (In Press)

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Abstract

While fandom is a dominant girlhood trope, few accounts examine faith within the context of girls’ fandom. Addressing this gap, using a feminist poststructural analysis, I draw on interviews and participant observation to locate fan communities as a space for Muslim girls to enact citizenship. Combining youth cultural studies, girlhood studies, and fan studies, I explore how Muslim fangirls of the Norwegian teen web-drama Skam (2015-17) draw upon their desire for recognition and their creativity as cultural producers to engage in participatory storytelling which challenges popular representations of Muslim girls. This process enables the production of communities rooted in shared interests, experiences, and identities. I conclude by suggesting that fandom should be recognized for its capacity to generate new meanings of citizenship for minority youth.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Briony Hannell is an early-career researcher at the University of East Anglia (UEA). She uses digital ethnography to explore the relationship between youth, digital feminisms, and fan communities. She has published in Transformative Works and Cultures (2020).
Uncontrolled Keywords: muslim youth,citizenship,fan culture,cultural production,religion,girls' studies,gender studies,cultural studies,sociology and political science ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3318
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 00:53
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2020 00:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77988
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