"A seriously good, considered, and well written study on the curious interaction that takes place between the music and the fan." -Stephen Morris (Drummer, Joy Division & New Order)
Joy Devotion: The Importance of Ian Curtis and Fan Culture explores the lasting legacy in the fan, post-punk and dot.com economy of Joy Divison lead singer Ian Curtis, and what such dedication says about the larger issues facing us in a modern world. Essays on Curtis exploring ideas of memory, death, technology, fandom and secular religion are complemented by photos taken at the Ian Curtis memorial stone. In this book, fans and artists contribute their personal insights, granting intimate access to the very people who Curtis continues to influence and inspire long past his untimely death in 1980.