The Resource Bike Lust

Bike Lust

Label
Bike Lust
Title
Bike Lust
Creator
Subject
Summary
Bike Lust roars straight into the world of women bikers and offers us a ride. In this adventure story that is also an insider's 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 changing world of male bikers. These are ordinary women's 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 humanity's lust for freedom
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Joans, Barbara
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • Transportation
  • Women's Studies
  • Nonfiction
Label
Bike Lust
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:27edf385-c92d-48ff-84e1-db665f1eab83
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780299173531
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bike Lust
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:27edf385-c92d-48ff-84e1-db665f1eab83
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780299173531
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

  • Menasha Public Library (Elisha D. Smith)Borrow it
    Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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