Towards a Theory of Geekery

  • Alastair McIver
Keywords: Geekery, Learning

Abstract


Introduction

Geekery, the quality of being a geek, or of geeking, is much misunderstood. It is widely seen as a social dysfunction, where a person has developed an unhealthy obsession with a non-mainstream topic (though it is the non-mainstreamness of the topic, rather than the depth of obsession, which creates the perception that it is unhealthy). Much has been written about the psychological implications of engaging in such behaviours:

Author Biography

Alastair McIver

Activist and Storyteller

Published
11-Aug-2021
How to Cite
McIver, A. (2021) “Towards a Theory of Geekery”, Concept, 12(2), pp. 1-10. Available at: http://concept.lib.ed.ac.uk/article/view/5777 (Accessed: 23October2021).