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Fandom versus citizenship:
Fandom versus citizenship:

the “weirdisation” of politics

Author(s): Delia Chiaro, Nikita LOBANOV
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Political Theory, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Politics and communication, Politics and society
Published by: Krakowskie Towarzystwo Popularyzowania Wiedzy o Komunikacji Językowej Tertium
Keywords: fandoms; Twitter; celebrities; networks; tribalisation

Summary/Abstract: This paper examines occurrences of humour in Twitter-fed celebrity-follower communities. Using a small, one-month sample of the Twitter feeds of 12 British celebrities, we examined political and humorous content of celebrity tweets and the first five responses from their followers. From this preliminary study, we found that the notion of “weirdisation” strongly emerges, together with the new conceptual tool of “shards of humour”.

  • Issue Year: 9/2021
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 113-134
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English