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Profane Culture

Paul E. Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

A classic of British cultural studies, this book takes the reader into the worlds of two important 1960s youth cultures — the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys were working-class ... More


No Worthwhile Citizen Ever Climbed Aboard a Motorcycle and Gunned the Engine: The Rise of the Biker, 1940s–1970s

Randy D. McBee

in Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622729
eISBN:
9781469623320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622729.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the outlaw's origins in the late 1940s and identifies the conflict surrounding him and the manner in which he challenged ideas about community, social belonging, and even ... More


You Ain’T Shit if You Don’t Ride a Harley: The Middle-Class Motorcyclist and the Japanese Honda

Randy D. McBee

in Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622729
eISBN:
9781469623320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622729.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the rise of the middle-class motorcyclist and how their impact on motorcycle culture shaped the public's perception of motorcyclists. Postwar affluence and an increasingly ... More


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