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Hogs, blogs, leathers and lattes : the sociology of modern American motorcycling

Author: William E Thompson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book covers the present-day motorcyclist subculture in America in a serious and scholarly fashion. It combines more than 45 years of the author's riding experiences with data collected over five years of systematic observation and extensive ethnographic interviews with over 200 male and female riders"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Thompson
ISBN: 9780786468591 0786468599
OCLC Number: 791643132
Description: vii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Bikers and motorcyclists --
Studying motorcyclists --
Biker and motorcyclist values, old and new --
Motorcyclists and the "brotherhood of bikers" --
Women and the motorcycling "sisterhood" --
Motorcycle shows, rallies and "the pilgrimage" --
Motorcycles, motorcyclists and motion pictures --
Bikers and motorcyclists on television --
Motorcyclists, the Internet and other technologies --
Why motorcyclists ride: motorcycling and life on the edge.
Responsibility: William E. Thompson.

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