The Politics of Against: Political Participation, Anti-fandom, and Populism

Cornel Sandvoss

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In exploring political participation as a form of (political) fandom, this chapter assesses how the process that Jonathan Gray, Lee Harrington, and I (2017) have described as “fanization” affects political engagement, activism, and movements and thus aims to explore the premises and consequences of the fanization of democracy by building on two themes of recent scholarship, the first being the growing body of that work documenting the eroding boundaries between realms of political and popular communication by highlighting the degree to which popular entertainment and culture become significant spaces of political discourse and action...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnti-Fandom
Subtitle of host publicationDislike, Hate, and Anti-Fandom in the Digital Age
EditorsMelissa A. Click
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNYU Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781479866625, 9781479883240
ISBN (Print)9781479805273, 9781479851041
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NamePostmillenial Pop
PublisherNYU Press


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