Private Uses of Cyberspace: Women, Desire, and Fan Culture

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Commentary
Title: Private Uses of Cyberspace: Women, Desire, and Fan Culture
Commentator: Sharon Cumberland
Date(s): 2000
Medium: online
Fandom: meta
External Links: online here
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Private Uses of Cyberspace: Women, Desire, and Fan Culture is an essay written about fanfiction and media fandom culture by Sharon Cumberland.

It was cited in Jae's essay Young, Female, Single…? A Study of Demographics and Writing-/Reading-Habits of Fanfiction Writers and Readers.

Excerpt

"The subject of this paper is the emerging genre of internet fan fiction, and the way in which women, the primary authors of such fiction, are using the paradox of cyberspace--personal privacy in a public forum--to explore feelings and ideas denied them in the past."