Fandom meets activism: Rethinking civic and political participation

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Melissa M. Brough; Sangita Shresthova;
  • Publisher: Organization for Transformative Works
  • Journal: Transformative Works and Cultures (issn: 1941-2258, eissn: 1941-2258)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3983/twc.2012.0303
  • Subject: Affect | Civic engagement | Consumer citizenship | Content worlds | Evaluation | Fandom | Narrative | Participatory culture | Social movements | Communication. Mass media | P87-96

Fan activism lies at the intersection of cultural and political participation. The study of fan activism can inform our understanding of contemporary collective action more broadly. We suggest four key areas for analysis: the relationships between cultural and political... View more
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