Representing Geeks

  • Brian Alleyne


This chapter discusses representations of geeks and hackers in fiction and popular non-fiction across a range of media, looking at film, novels, projects, organisations, and mass market biographies. The approach entails reading the texts as narratives, exploring themes, identifying characters and types, and isolating master plots—story templates that recur across various media and genres.


Representation Master plot Fiction Genius Character Epiphany Biography 


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  • Brian Alleyne
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyGoldsmiths, University of LondonLondonUK

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