Fan Culture ("Fandom")
So first off, what exactly is fan culture? Or Fandom as it’s also known? Well after looking into some research, we are told that fan culture is a perfect example of what is called ‘convergence culture.’ But then, what’s convergence culture?? Henry Jenkins wrote a book entitled “Convergence Culture”, in which he argues that mass media and technology have moved...
Moral Panic in Ireland 2010: Head Shops
The year 2010 saw the emergence of a number retail outlets (head shops) in Ireland that sold ‘legal highs’. These head shops sprang up all around the country, and sold perfectly legal alternatives to the likes of cannabis and acid, due to a number of various loop holes in a very grey area in Irish law. But the moral panic surrounding the head shops began when reports of teenagers...