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by Phoenix CS Andrews


Receipts, radicalisation, reactionaries and repentance: the digital dissensus, fandom and the COVID-19 pandemic (Feminist Media Studies, author accepted manuscript PDF)

Choose your fighter: loyalty and fandom in the free speech culture wars (chapter in Free Speech Wars, edited by Charlotte Lydia Riley, Manchester University Press)

Every Day Can Be Ed Balls Day In UK Politics Fandom (Discover Society)

(other articles currently under review)


Politics fandom

How statues became the new battleground of British politics (The Times)

Covid has created a host of online stars each with a dedicated fanbase (The Times)

Can I have a selfie, minister? (Tortoise)

What the row about Winston Churchill’s legacy is all about (Prospect)

Brexit has exposed Britain’s divisions, but passion in politics is a good thing (i)

Remainers get nowhere by acting like pop fandom (The Times)

Portugal: Fame, Politics and Leadership (The Social Review)

Change UK must up its game to tap into mass support (The Times)

Politics anti-fandom

AOC’s Anti-Fans (LA Review of Books)

This is what the Yvette Cooper memes tell us about British politics today (Independent)


Why We Stan a Legend Who Stans Other Legends (Slate)

Before you join AOC and praise K-pop fans for Trump’s disappointing Tulsa rally, consider this (Independent)


To cool down the culture wars, get MPs off Twitter (The Times)

Keir Starmer’s fortunes are not being enjoyed by the Labour Party in the polls (Independent)

Modern hinterlands (Fabian Review)

How TikTok got political (The Conversation)

Why do we talk about Tony Blair so much? (The Times)

The weird genius of Rory Stewart (The Times)

Political leadership is hard – as the Labour candidates are suddenly finding out (Independent)

(dis)Order! (Popula)

Jess Phillips thinks she has the Labour membership stitched up – but she’s repeating all Jo Swinson’s mistakes (Independent)

Alan Partridge and the Backstop (Popula)

Grief, threats and sleep deprivation—we should be worried by what Brexit is putting our MPs through (Prospect)

A practical strategy for left-wing hope in 2020 (Prospect)

We need to talk about villages (Renewal)

Every boy and every girl: inside the curious politics of the Spice Girls, from Churchill to #metoo (Prospect)

Facebook is more important than ever in this winter election (The Times)

Hake news: why it’s chicken, not fish, that the Brexiteers should worry about (Prospect)