YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

"Decreasing World Suck": Fan Communities, Mechanisms of Translation, and Participatory Politics
by Neta Kligler-Vilenchik
June 24, 2013
This case study working paper describes the "mechanisms of translation" through which participatory culture communities extend members' cultural connections toward civic and political outcomes for young people participating in the Harry Potter Alliance and the Nerdfighters groups.