Dueling Identities: The Christian Biker
Dueling Identities: The Christian Biker examines the emerging phenomena of Christian motorcycle ministries. Qualitative and exploratory in nature, Dueling Identities shines a spotlight onto a subculture that has thus far been un-researched by focusing on the Black Sheep Harley-Davidsons for Christ Motorcycle Ministry (BSHDFC). This research examines the contradictions facing the Christian biker in regard to the conflicting cultural norms and values within the "Christian" and "biker" communities. The Christian biker faces the contradiction of maintaining both the "bad boy" image and the "Christian" image. Seeking to unravel this contradiction, Doreen Anderson-Facile explores how the Christian biker identity is developed and maintained. This study is framed in identity theory which focuses on identity construction, commitment, salience and self -knowledge.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
active became Christians biker community biker subculture Black Sheep Harley-Davidsons Black Sheep HDFC Black Sheep member Blumer Bracey Jr chapter childhood Chris Christ Motorcycle Ministry Christian identity Christian motorcycle church claimed contemporary biker defined dirt bikes divorce feel felt Harley Owners Group Harley rider Harley-Davidson Corporation Harley-Davidson motorcycle Harley-Davidsons for Christ HDFC Motorcycle Ministry Hells Angels HOG members Hopper and Moore identity theory Jackson and Wilson Jesus Christ joined Black Sheep Laughlin River Run learned ley-Davidson look Lyng and Bracey maintains Marty Edwards members of Black membership mission of Black motorcy motorcycle riders outlaw biker participant observation participation patch perform the role person Peter Fonda portray questions Quinn regard respondents riding motorcycles role behavior role of Christian rough and tough Saladini and Szymezak Serpe Sheep HDFC Motorcycle social started riding Stryker and Burke symbolic interactionism things tian torcycle tough biker trailer