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    The Humorous Furries The furry fandom is the subculture I am studying. Furry fandom is a subculture that enjoys fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. These characters exhibit human intelligence and facial expressions, the ability to speak, walk on two legs, and wear clothing. The subculture includes the artists, writers, illustrators, role players, puppeteers, and fans of furries who meet and converse in groups on the internet and gather at conventions.They are an expansive community with smaller groups that have a majority of similarities but with some varying differences. The aspect of the community that I’ll be focusing on is the fursuiters (individuals who wear full body animal suits)…

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    Homosexuality and bisexuality are overrepresented in the furry fandom,[12] by about a factor of 10 compared to the United States average self-identified rates of 1.8% bisexuality and 1.7% homosexuality.[34] According to four different surveys, 14–25% of the fandom members report homosexuality, 37–52% bisexuality, 28–51% heterosexuality, and 3–8% other forms of alternative sexual relationships.[9][11][35][36] Approximately half of the respondents reported being in a relationship, of which 76%…

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    My Little Pony

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    point of how gender and sex are ingrained in society when a young boy (roughly 10 years old) compares the fandom with gay subculture, illustrating how constructions of gender have been modeled for him. Bussey and Bandura suggest, “A great deal of gender-linked information is exemplified by models in one’s immediate environment such as parents and peers, and significant persons in social, educational, and occupational contexts.” His experiences with social relationships inform his perspective…

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    Throughout time, “heroes” have come and gone each leaving their mark on the world around them. A sociologist, Orrin Klapp, has noticed trends and patterns in how we as a society define our heroes and how we follow them. In the example of entertainers, he said it was their “box office (ability)” (Klapp 54) that brings in their fans and that can in turn lift them to the status of heroism. I feel it is not just the natural ability of the entertainer that elevates them to the status of hero but also…

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    Set phasers to rhetorical analysis of Star Trek fandom. Star Trek, while it started as a television series in 1966, has grown into a massive universe that has captivated millions across the world. Fans of Star Trek, better known as “Trekkies”, are devoted fans of the series who love it not only for its space action and adventure, but also for its themes and lessons about life and the world. There is heated debate among Trekkies concerning the origin of the term. It is said that an editor named…

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    Emma Watson Case Study

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    This essay has employed the word ‘fan’ in more than one instance. Yet, what is a fan? It is someone who admires or loves an object of fandom such as a celebrity, a movie, or a sports team, for instance, and has extensive knowledge of that object (Kloet & van Zoonen, 2007, p.323). Moreover, fans feel a deep emotional connection as well as an attachment to their fandom, which leads them to pass a considerate amount of time on it (Kloet & van Zoonen, 2007, p.323). Additionally, fans are likely to…

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    Numerous people who enter a sports complex are there for a couple of different reason. These reasons can include such aspects of the fan experience as the nostalgic feel of the stadium, for the enjoyment of the competition, or even take their children to their first ball game. One of the lower concerns of the fans that come to these games are the face-to-face interaction that they have with individuals who are serving them their food. In order to be able to watch the entire game, these…

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    David Cox (2015), in his article "Celebrity Culture is Natural and Can Be Beneficial,” observes celebrity culture and the modern day obsession with the seemingly witless entertainment stars. It is quite a regular theme, even perhaps ironically, for movies to criticize the intellectual drain amidst society. There exists a notion that society needs to shift its focus of attention more towards intellectually gifted people than entertainment figures. The critical view taken by most still hasn’t…

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    Your #1 Fan Description: A Fan, you probably know one, or are one… And for generations, the western world has seen people fall under the admiration and desire to know more about pieces of pop culture, constituting them as ‘a fan’, from ‘Beatlemania’ to ‘Beliebers’ and everything in between. While the feelings may still be the same, how has the experience of being a fan changed? I talked to a fan, a creator and a publicist- three different people who have experiences in different angles on this…

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    Why Were Fandoms Created

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    FANDOM Over the years since television came into the world shows came out after months and years, but over that year, some shows got more attention than any other and that started the fandom on mainly shows that ”intrigued them” and that had started the fandom. Now I wonder how were they created and why they were, not just because they just like the show or movie. How were fandoms created and why people hate them? From what I learned at first, Fandom is a word used to refer to a group…

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