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  • The Furry Fandom Subculture

    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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  • My Little Pony

    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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  • Orrin Klapp Definition Of A Hero Essay

    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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  • Bee Movie Content Analysis

    With the invention of the Internet has come with the creation of a whole new way people express their creativity. A common form of expression on the internet is through the use of fan made content, including things such as fan fiction and memes. In recent months, the 2007 animated film Bee Movie has received much attention on the internet through the use of this fan made content, in particular memes. Many of these memes are about making the film seem even more absurd through editing the film or…

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  • My Pretty Pony Analysis

    They perceive Brony behavior somehow detracts from a young man’s masculinity. Yet there still remain delineations about acceptable norms for being manly while still actively participating in a fandom depending on the genre. The implication being a fan of a media franchise is fine, so long as that media text does not encroach against appropriate gender standards. Precepts regarding gender norms and acceptable gender roles are regularly enforced across social institutions from an early age and…

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  • Celebrities And Pop Culture Essay

    Celebrities and pop culture have taken over people’s lives. If someone walks into any store the one, and only thing that will always be there is a tabloid. But why do people love to know so many details about celebrity’s lives? Why are people so fascinated on being just like their favorite celebrity? People choose to worship celebrities because they want to live vicariously through them; people want to live a life that is comparable to their favorite celebrity. Celebrity worship or idolization…

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  • Celebrity Worship Syndrome

    “Celebrity worship is a prominent issue in Australia affecting girls between the ages of 10 and 21.” To what extent is this statement true? Introduction and Background Information Celebrity worship syndrome is a personality disorder that is becoming more apparent in 21st century Australia, and it is estimated that 36% of the general population have it. Several studies have shown that celebrity worship is more prevalent in adolescents, especially teen and preteen girls. When the British boy…

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  • Donly Fart Analysis

    Certain holy and sacred matters exist in the world. Things like the Bible, cute cat videos, Gandhi, and pizza are Earthly treasures that no one dares to tarnish. However, leave it to America to try. One brave soul on YouTube decided to demolish one of Earth's most famous musical masterpieces. Nintendo and Mario may never recover. AMERICAN ON YOUTUBE UNLEASHES FREEDOM ON NINTENDO AND MARIO At first glance, this might look like an innocent video honoring a birthday and an old friend. However,…

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  • Ice And Fire Analysis

    Henry Jenkins refers to poaching as a “raid on the literary preserve that takes away only those things that seem useful or pleasurable to the reader” (Jenkins 471). Jenkins is not talking about hunting animals, but rather fans of texts or media. In other words, he is saying that fans use texts to create new meanings for themselves that they find more appealing than the original text that is the object of their fanship. Fans, instead of animals, are rather taking parts of a text for their own…

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  • Self-Serve Hostage In Professional Sports

    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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