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On “non-hierarchical communities of readers”
June 24, 2018
In Illegal Literature, Roh discusses Japanese dōjinshi – comics produced by fan communities that reuse the content and styles of popular manga. Dani Spinosa, in her ebr review of Roh’s book, writes that this communal producton “promotes active (rather than passive) consumption of the literary artefact…[and] encourages a non-hierarchical community of readers who support each other as fans as well as producers.
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