Fandom, the Filipino diaspora, and media convergence in the Philippine context

  • Sarah Christina Villanueva Ganzon Concordia University
Keywords: AlDub, Fandoms of color, Globalization, Romance, Transnational fandom

Abstract

In an analysis of AlDub (the romantic pairing of actor Alden Richards and dubsmasher Maine Mendoza) and its fandom, I focus on the show's combined usage of old and new media, which has implications for media convergence in the Philippine context as well as the ways in which fandom in this context is used to negotiate identity and belonging in the context of diaspora and deterritorialization.

Published
2019-03-15