This portion of the CFT describes the meta-work of creating this project. The more expected dissertation writing can be found here.
The overall theoretical frameworks I employ and how these theories work together. These theoretical frameworks I use are critical fan studies, rhetorical genre studies, and feminism/anti-racism.
I review the literature, specifically as it pertains to this project's frameworks. I trace the history of fan studies, critical fan studies, and rhetorical genre studies. (coming soon)
I commit to feminist research praxis, specifically feminist ethics in regards to online research. I engage with scholars who try to ensure they benefit the communities we research.
I describe my methodologies — feminism and multiple-case studies — and process for data collection and analysis. I use qualitative and quantiative data and employ mixed methods. (more to come!)
This series of computational essays show and document the Python coding used to transform, analyze, and visualize data. I invite others to use and follow my code.
I take time to acknowledge the collective labor that helped make the CFT possible. The acknowledgements are always the most fun part to write! (More coming soon)