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Old 07-17-2007, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default New issue of International Journal of Motorcycle Studies now available online

The July 2007 issue of IJMS is now online: International Journal of Motorcycle Studies

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This issue focuses on the complex connections between bike and rider, and persistent efforts in the United States, Britain and Australia to resist negative stereotypes originating in America in the 1950s. Mary K. Coffey and Jeremy S. Packer show the dangers of separating man from machine, examining museum displays as recent attempts to manage the image of the motorcycle and tame its riders by divorcing the two. By contrast, other contributors focus on riding as an active strategy of resistance to negative stereotypes, in particular the “outlaw” biker image. Ed Youngblood shows that a new style of bike introduced in America in the 1970s—the dirt bike—changed perceptions of motorcycling, making it an all-American, athletic activity. In Britain, Suzanne McDonald-Walker argues, bikers also united against unfair, negative images, with a positive result: the creation of bikers’ rights organizations. Gary Winn explores how racing vintage bikes has created a new future for motorcycling. Finally, Richard Hutch demonstrates that speed is a magical elixir, and that riding a motorcycle—regardless of geography, social class, or type of bike—can become a shamanistic experience of spiritual transcendence.
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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Default The snow will be here in aprox 120 to 150 days

Ok I tried. This will have to wait for winter. I just scanned it, some interesting stuff in there.

"Yet there is only one thing that makes a “real” biker, and it isn’t what marque you prefer. It’s whether you give “The Wave” to every rider you pass. This is because motorcyclists share a stronger secret bond than any spurious historicizing can ever forge: pound for pound, they are the nicest folk on the planet. Nice—yech, huh? Don’t let it get around…. It will positively ruin your image.". (Pierson 64)

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Old 07-18-2007, 10:21 AM   #3
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