Mosh pits and mental health: metal communities and emerging adults' well-being
In this thesis I will examine relationships between metal music and community participation and the mental well-being of so-called "emerging adults" within these communities. Building upon previous research on these relationships, I examine how emerging adult mental well-being is affected – both positively and negatively – by engagement and involvement in metal music communities. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, I employ ethnographic fieldwork, person-centered interviews, and survey methods to describe how not just metal music but other "ritual" activities of metal music culture enact euphoric ...
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