Spirituality, Fan Culture, and the Music of Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This article presents findings from a qualitative study with passionate fans of the rock and roll band, Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons. The study looked at how fan involvement in the music scene enhanced quality of life through the ability to access a personal sense of spirituality. While the majority of participants (87%) had been raised in religious households, most of those (93%) had intentionally abandoned religious affiliation only to come to embrace a language of spirituality and religion to describe their attraction to the music. This study fills a gap by exploring how aspects of spiritual language and sensations can be embraced in a secular context after departure from a formal religious upbringing.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Harmon, J. T., & Dox, D.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Harmon, Justin T||Dox, Donnalee

publication date

  • May 2016