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Sacralising Fandom? From the ‘loss hypothesis’ to fans’ media rituals

Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University Abstract Parallels and connections between media fandom and religion have continued to fascinate theorists, with recent work equating the two phenomena in a variety of ways (e.g. Mills 2013; Wilson 2013). This piece argues that the ‘fandom = religion’ formulation tends to hinge on a range of discursive constructs, both of […]