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Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community$
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Jessa Lingel

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036214

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036214.001.0001

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The Death and Life of Great Online Subcultures: An Analysis of Body Modification Ezine

The Death and Life of Great Online Subcultures: An Analysis of Body Modification Ezine

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Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community
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Jessa Lingel

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DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036214.003.0003

The first field study in this book describes BME, an online platform for people interested in body modification. I describe the community’s attempts to manage membership by analysing changes to the Terms of Service. I also describe threats to BME’s community in terms of the increasing popularity of body modification as a cultural practice.

Keywords:   Body modification, terms of service, boundary work, legibility

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