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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

Collapse of Sociability

For a perfect illustration of what Renduel​es says about the collapse of the skills of sociability, see this hilarious article about the drama in the YA fandom community. 

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3 thoughts on “Collapse of Sociability

  1. Could this collapse become a good thing for autistics?

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  2. AcademicLurker on said:

    There’s some hope. Here’s my favorite detail about the whole thing:

    In an interesting twist, the teens who make up the community’s core audience are getting fed up with the constant, largely adult-driven dramas that currently dominate YA. Some have taken to discussing books via backchannels or on teen-exclusive hashtags — or defecting to other platforms, like YouTube or Instagram, which aren’t so given over to mob dynamics.

    So when faced with adults determined to behave like perpetual teenagers, the teenagers apparently responded by acting like adults.

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