The article contributes to budding research on nonbinary individualsbyanalyzing nonbinary people’s practices as social media users and fans on Tumblr. Drawing from literature on nonbinary identities, gender performativity, platform vernaculars, and Tumblr it analyzes semi-structured interviews to Tumblr members of a particular group, the Houseki no Kuni (HnK) fandom. The findings highlight how nonbinary fans of HnK utilize Tumblr’s vernacular and affordances to manage a safe(r) space where to express whatthey perceive as their true selves (RQ1), while using fandom discussions to validate and narrate their identity as nonbinary individuals (RQ2) towards the creation of more accepting futures.

Pursuing a gender non-conforming “hellscape:” investigating nonbinary user and fan practices on Tumblr / Bussoletti, Arianna. - In: MEDIASCAPES JOURNAL. - ISSN 2282-2542. - 18(2021), pp. 43-53.

Pursuing a gender non-conforming “hellscape:” investigating nonbinary user and fan practices on Tumblr

Arianna Bussoletti
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2021

Abstract

The article contributes to budding research on nonbinary individualsbyanalyzing nonbinary people’s practices as social media users and fans on Tumblr. Drawing from literature on nonbinary identities, gender performativity, platform vernaculars, and Tumblr it analyzes semi-structured interviews to Tumblr members of a particular group, the Houseki no Kuni (HnK) fandom. The findings highlight how nonbinary fans of HnK utilize Tumblr’s vernacular and affordances to manage a safe(r) space where to express whatthey perceive as their true selves (RQ1), while using fandom discussions to validate and narrate their identity as nonbinary individuals (RQ2) towards the creation of more accepting futures.
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