How One Direction prepared young women for the revolution

  • Rachel O'Leary Carmona
Keywords: Decentralization, Fan community, Feminism, Mobilizing, Networked, Organizing, Social movements, Twitter

Abstract

The One Direction fandom demonstrates the ways in which the online networks common to fandom can play a critical role in the informal training and education of young women. This engagement in fan networks prepares fans to use networked cultures as a positive force, allowing them to agitate for feminist changes to the current political landscape.

Published
2020-03-15
Section
Symposium