The Rebels: A Brotherhood of Outlaw Bikers

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University of Toronto Press, 1991 - Social Science - 372 pages
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The image of the outlaw biker is widely recognize in North American society. The reality is only known to insiders. To study the phenomenon of outlaw biker clubs, anthropologist Daniel Wolf bridged the gap between image and reality by becoming an insider.


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Does anyone know if he was trying to write another book or at least gather information?
I am thinking Penticton 94-95 and what happened to him?

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From the contemporary American perspective this book is a little dated. And of course, the club and events depicted took place in Canada, so the terminology is a bit different as well. However, this remains one of the most complete and accurate descriptions of the Motorcycle Club lifestyle written to date. Anyone interested in joining a 'traditional' Motorcycle Club or just curious about them should pick this up. I am a 12 year member of an international MC and currently a chapter officer; I require prospective members to read this book. 


Part Three The Dynamics of Outlaw Sex and Gender
Part Four Living in an Outlaw Bikers World
Financing a Subculture
Distribution of Power
Alliance Invasion Warfare
Retrospect and Prospect
A Motorcycle Club Constitutions
B Summary Guide and Activity Chart for Group Participation

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Daniel R. Wolf teaches anthropology at the University of Prince Edward Island.

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