Politicising fandom

  title={Politicising fandom},
  author={Jonathan Dean},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  pages={408 - 424}
  • J. Dean
  • Published 1 May 2017
  • Sociology
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
This article aims, first, to argue that fandom matters to politics and, second, to offer a theorisation of what I call politicised fandom. The article proceeds through three stages. Part 1 offers a brief mapping of the existing scholarship within the interdisciplinary sub-field of fan studies and alights on a definition of fandom offered by Cornel Sandvoss, before mapping some different understandings of the fandom–politics relation. Here, I argue for an emphasis on the agency and capacity of… 
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