Review the module resources and overview, then select a popular culture fandom you find interesting. You do not have to be a member of this fandom to review it for this week’s discussion.
Each discussion is meant to be a collaborative space for conversation in which to process the concepts within the course. To ensure an interesting and respectful discussion, you are encouraged to think creatively about your initial posts and build upon the points made by your peers. Discussing challenges that face our world often means investigating opinions and ideas different from your own. Remember to remain thoughtful and respectful towards your peers and instructor in your discussion post and replies. It is also important to review the module resources and read the prompts in their entirety before participating in the discussion.
Create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts.
For your initial post, address the following:
- Choose a popular culture fandom you find interesting. Then respond to the following questions:
- How do fans recognize fellow members?
- What is the message or commentary that is associated with this fandom?
- What are the social implications of this message?