“There is No Such Thing as Copying in Cosplay”: Cosplay as a Remixed Literacy Practice

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Abstract

Due to the advent of technologies and mediascapes, young adults in the Arab region are engaging in new multiliteracies and making meaning through remixing multimodal modes of representations. One such practice is cosplaying. This study explores three Arab cosplayers’ designing experiences as an embodied text. The participants’ experiences are juxtaposed against the dimensions of meaning schema. The results reveal that the participants deployed repositories of meaning making that mediated different representational, organizational, social, contextual, and transformational schemes. Furthermore, cosplaying enabled the participants to negotiate and express multiple facets of their identities while simultaneously maintaining aspects of their cultural and familial principles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-218
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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