Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 March 2020

296 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190643607

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Finding Truth in Fiction

What Fan Culture Gets Right--and Why it's Good to Get Lost in a Story

Karen E. Dill-Shackleford and Cynthia Vinney

  • Argues that fictional stories act as a simulation for our social lives, helping us to define ourselves and our values
  • Explores the ways that incorporating fictional stories into our lives has psychological benefits
  • Celebrates the films, books, and television shows that are a part of our lives and discusses prominent fan groups such as Game of Thrones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Star Trek, among others

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