Bike Lust: Harleys, Women, and American Society

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An exciting portrayal of women bikers explores the rules, rituals, and rites of passage that mark biker culture and highlights the role of women in it. Simultaneous.

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"Move over, Robert Pirsig and Hunter Thompson! Women are bikers, too, and Barbara Joans is one of them. Bike Lust shatters myths and introduces us to a new generation of 'gender traitor' bikers, many of whom are wives, mothers, lesbians, feminists, and anti-feminists. Barbara Joans has found her tribe and she loves them."-Phyllis Chesler, cofounder of the National Women's Health Network and author of Women and Madness

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Barbara Joans is director of the Merritt Museum of Anthropology and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Merritt College in Oakland, California. She rides a Harley-Davidson Low Rider.

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