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Acafan identity, communities of practice, and vocational poaching

Garner, Ross 2021. Acafan identity, communities of practice, and vocational poaching. Transformative Works and Cultures 35 10.3983/twc.2021.1985

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In a conceptualization and critique of the implications motivating a set of teaching and learning sessions designed to introduce undergraduate students to the professional role of location scouts and managers, two main interventions are offered. First, discussion of acafan identities is advanced by considering how this subject position applies to teaching and learning contexts rather than individual research dispositions, with acafans transferring competencies developed through fan practices that appropriate industry-located forms of knowledge to inform pedagogical design. Second, the concept of vocational poaching is applied as an alternative of fannish appropriation that acafans can engage in when designing teaching and learning sessions. Vocational poaching involves individual acafans performing tactical raids on industrially located forms of knowledge via fan practices such as location visiting and using these to satisfy the requirements of neoliberal teaching policies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: Organization for Transformative Works
ISSN: 1941-2258
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 May 2021
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 21:17

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