Fan activism for social mobilization: A critical review of the literature

  • Lucy Bennett Cardiff University
Keywords: Celebrity, Civic engagement, Fan activism, Fan networks, Fandom, Participatory culture, Social media

Abstract

Social media allows fans a chance to know celebrities through the illusion of intimacy, and to effectively organize and mobilize fan activist groups.

Author Biography

Lucy Bennett, Cardiff University
School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Published
2012-06-15
Section
Symposium