Bike Lust: Harleys, Women, and American Society Barbara Joans

ISBN: 9781282765825

Published: May 9th 2014

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271 pages


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Bike Lust: Harleys, Women, and American Society  by  Barbara Joans

Bike Lust: Harleys, Women, and American Society by Barbara Joans
May 9th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 271 pages | ISBN: 9781282765825 | 7.38 Mb

Bike Lust roars straight into the world of women bikers and offers us a ride. In this adventure story that is also an insiders study of an American subculture, Barbara Joans enters as a passenger on the back of a bike, but soon learns to ride herMore Bike Lust roars straight into the world of women bikers and offers us a ride. In this adventure story that is also an insiders study of an American subculture, Barbara Joans enters as a passenger on the back of a bike, but soon learns to ride her own.

As an anthropologist she untangles the rules, rituals, and rites of passage of the biker culture. As a new member of that culture, she struggles to overcome fear, physical weakness, and a tendency to shoot her mouth off-a tendency that very nearly gets her killed.Bike Lust travels a landscape of contradictions. Outlaws still chase freedom on the highway, but so do thousands of riders of all classes, races, and colors. Joans introduces us to the women who ride the rear-the biker chick, the calendar slut straddling the hot engine, the back-seat Betty at the latest rally, or the underage groupie at the local run.

But she also gives us the first close look at women who ride in their own right, on their own bikes, as well as a new understanding of the changing world of male bikers. These are ordinary womens lives made extraordinary, adding a dimension of courage to the sport not experienced by males, risking life and limb for a glimpse of the very edge of existence. This community of riders exists as a primal tribute to humanitys lust for freedom.



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