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  • International Journal of Motorcycle Studies
    studies for courses in history engineering literature film and cultural studies Rick Stevens article which also began as a conference presentation explores the changing image of Captain America and the role motorcycling played in his transformation Emily Haas Marifran Mattson and Carin Kosmoski pick up a thread from the previous issue motorcycle safety detailing one health communication campaign at Purdue to raise awareness of motorcycling among drivers of cars and

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  • Call for Papers: IJMS Conference London 2013
    third international motorcycle studies conference at the University of the Arts London July 4 7 2013 The conference will be dedicated to Art Design and Science Engineering topics IJMS is dedicated to the study and discussion of motorcycling culture in all its forms from the experience of riding and racing to the history of the machine the riders and design to the images of motorcycling and motorcyclists in film advertising and literature We welcome submissions on all areas related to the cultural phenomenon of motorcycling worldwide and in particular art design visual culture and engineering Suggested topics include The motorcycle or riding in film photography literature art and music The motorcycle as a design object or explored through art Motorcycle clothing fashion textiles and materials Advertising marketing of motorcycles gear and motorcycle culture Media representations of motorcycling Motorcycle technology design engineering Motorcycling and sustainability Motorcycling craftsmanship collection and customisation Motorcycle racing Motorcycle history in relation to design and visual culture The role of place environment in motorcycling Motorcycling and issues of safety and risk Motorcycling and race class ethnicity sexuality or gender The psychology of the motorcycle the motorcyclist and the ride Motorcycle travel tourism Motorcycle rights and politics The

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  • IJMS/Articles
    Mattson and Carin Kosmoski Incongruent Perceptions about Driving a Motorcycle Campaign Implications for Communicating Motorcycle Safety to Drivers of Cars and Trucks James J Ward Rethinking the Whole British Bike Thing An Essay Bump Started by Steve Koerner s Strange Death of the British Motorcycle Industry Excerpt Steve Koerner Chapter 1 The Strange Death of the British Motorcycle Industry Reviews Ryôta Nishino Review of Japan s Motorcycle Wars An Industry

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  • IJMS/About
    the disciplines of history ethics and governance include World Borderlands the South Pacific Mexico and the United States of America socio cultural legal and holocaust studies and historiography He rides the world s first burnt orange Harley Davidson Randy D McBee is an associate professor of history at Texas Tech University where he teaches courses in recent U S history and U S immigration and urban history He is the author of Dance Hall Days Intimacy and Leisure Among Working Class Immigrants in the United States New York University Press 2000 and is currently writing a history of the motorcyclist biker since the end of World War II Katherine Sutherland is Associate Dean of Arts at the Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia Canada where she created a course called Motorcycles Speed and Literature Her primary areas of research and publication are postcolonial and women s studies as well as sports culture She has published scholarly and popular articles on hockey soccer and motorcycling in publications such as Cycle Canada and English Studies in Canada James J Ward is Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at Cedar Crest College in Allentown Pennsylvania His degrees are from Middlebury College and New York University His enthusiasm for British motorcycles began when he over wintered in a fraternity house room with a DBD34 Gold Star and became permanent with the subsequent acquisition of a Velocette Thruxton in the days when British singles were being given away Both alas are long gone but the affection remains Editors Suzanne Ferriss is a professor of English at Nova Southeastern University Her publications include two volumes on the cultural study of fashion A Handbook of Literary Feminisms and two edited collections on chick lit and chick flicks With Steven Alford she is the author of Motorcycle Reaktion Books London 2008 She currently rides a 2005 Yamaha FZ1 Steven Alford completed his graduate work in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill He teaches at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida With Suzanne Ferriss he is the author of Motorcycle Reaktion Books London 2008 He rides a Triumph Sprint ST and a BMW K1200GT Having recently parted with his beloved Honda VTX 1800C he accepts your votive candles and good wishes Reviews Editor Christian A Pierce currently lives and works in Atlanta Georgia where he is pursuing a PhD in History at Georgia Tech while employed by Turner Broadcasting System Inc The purchase of his first motorcycle coincided with his entrance into graduate school and the two events soon became intertwined While studying Film and Television at Emory University he began an analysis of biker movies that has continued to this day His study has dealt with a vast array of subjects themes from stunting videos to the demise of Buell Motorcycles Of late he has been intrigued by the portrayal of motorcycling as a sport and the infrequent representation of this subject in popular culture He rides a 2002 Suzuki

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  • IJMS/WhyMotorcycles
    and the motorcyclist is a multi talented performer in it Thus a new construction of the motorcyclist as producer performer is afforded As a producer of life experiences identities and meanings the motorcyclist performer becomes a constructor a signifier of what is to become of the potential s and is no longer simply a reproducer of the past or present experiences and conditions of consumption Postmodern bikers as performers therefore need props and a stage that enables and empowers the communities they belong to and thereby they produce construct what is imaginable in terms of life experiences meanings and identities more than research that reifies or reconstructs that which is As a journal we seek to represent a forum to discuss such processes Suzanne Ferriss In Subculture The Meaning of Style Dick Hebdige claimed to be intrigued by the most mundane objects a safety pin a pointed shoe a motor cycle as they acquire meaning in contemporary culture The motorcycle s cultural significance is tied up with complex issues of history consumerism psychology design aesthetics gender and sexuality I am particularly intrigued by the ways motorcycling culture has either reinforced or subverted traditional assumptions about masculinity and femininity Timothy Holmes For an academic the study of motorcycle culture offers a multiplicity of theoretical perspectives there are questions of identity of class of gender of the making and attributing of both meanings and values of the creation and embodiment of community of a subculture formed from and around agents whose interactions with the dominant culture take multifarious forms For someone who has spent half a lifetime writing for and about motorcycles and motorcyclists as I have it offers a chance to step back and try to understand what I was doing and what it meant And it offers us all a chance to sit both metaphorically and literally under that old shade tree and bullshit about bikes Gary Kieffner There is one compelling and overarching reason for the study of motorcycling not just its culture which is only a small part of motorcycle studies but its economic psychological and other aspects because it s fun Randy McBee When a 1947 motorcycle rally in the little known town of Hollister California turned into what the press labeled a riot the motorcyclist became both the object of national scorn and the inspiration for millions of Americans to take up the sport of motorcycling The mixed emotions surrounding that event and the controversy it provoked not only provide considerable insight into the development of motorcycle culture but also the larger history of the United States as men and women from all walks of life struggled to come to terms with the motorcyclist and all that he she stood for Wendy Moon We believe that riders sometimes want more than latest Super sportbike shootout or travelogue to read So that s one of the reasons we decided to start this journal On the other hand there are riders who believe that to study motorcycling is

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  • IJMS/SubmissionProcess
    in clear English in a style accessible to the broadest possible audience Essays should be no more than 5000 words For documentation IJMS follows the Modern Language Association style as articulated by Joseph Gibaldi and Walter S Achtert in the paperback MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 6th ed New York MLA 2003 and in The MLA Style Manual 3rd ed New York MLA 2008 This style calls for a Works Cited list with parenthetical author page references in the text This approach reduces the number of notes which provide further references or explanation For punctuation capitalization hyphenation and other matters of style IJMS follows the MLA Handbook and the MLA Style Manual supplemented as necessary by The Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed Chicago University of Chicago Press 2003 It is essential for authors to check correct and bring manuscripts up to date before final submission Authors should verify facts names of people places and dates and double check all direct quotations and entries in the Works Cited list General Manuscript Format All manuscripts must be submitted in English and in a standard font such as Courier or Times New Roman Manuscripts must be double spaced with 1 inch margins on the top sides and bottom Please do not set up automatic indents text justification and so forth MS Word files are the preferred electronic submission format Pages should be numbered consecutively in the upper right hand corner beginning with the title page followed in order by another copy of the abstract body of the text references and if needed figures legends and tables Separate Cover Page File The title page should include in order 1 the title 2 sub title if desired 3 authors names as they wish them to appear with the first name initial middle

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  • IJMS/Archives
    Coffey and Jeremy S Packer The Art of Motorcycle Image Maintenance Ed Youngblood The Birth of the Dirt Bike Technology and the Shift in Attitude toward American Motorcyclists in the 1970s Suzanne McDonald Walker Outcast but not Cast Out The Effects of Marginalisation on the British Motorcycling Community Gary L Winn The Rise of the Vintage Motorcycle Competition Movement in America Richard Hutch Speed Masters Throttle Up Space Time and the Sacred Journeys of Recreational Motorcyclists Reviews Randy D McBee Review of Biker Truth and Myth How the Original Cowboy of the Road Became the Easy Rider of the Silver Screen by Bill Osgerby Richard B Verrone Review of Run for the Wall Remembering Vietnam on a Motorcycle Pilgrimage by Raymond Michalowski and Jill Dubisch November 2007 Special Issue The TT Centenary Articles Simon Vaukins The Isle of Man TT Races Politics Economics and National Identity James J Ward The Flying M on the IOM The Matchless Name and the Tourist Trophy Races Sasha Disko The Image of the Tourist Trophy and British Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic Charles Lamb New Zealand and the Isle of Man TT A History of Kiwi Involvement and Public Perceptions of an Iconic Event Kris Slawinski The Isle of Goose TT T T Licious Geoff Crowther Embodied Experiences of Motorcycling at the Isle of Man TT Races Guest Column Michelle Ann Duff Do You Believe in Fairies Roundtable The TT and the Future of Road Racing Paul Phillips Neil Tuxworth Mick Duckworth Book Review Katherine Sutherland Writing Man review of Mark Gardiner s Riding Man Mark Gardiner excerpt from Riding Man Volume 4 2008 Spring 2008 Articles Lisa MacKinney Mmmm he s good bad but he s not evil The Shangri Las Leader of the Pack and the Cultural Context of the Motorcycle Rider Matthew Biberman Cold Pastoral Notes on Becoming a Vincent Owner Barbara Brodman The Motorcyclist as Revolutionary Looking for Mr Guevara Reviews Ed Youngblood Review of BackTrack written and produced by Kent Taylor Ron Milam Review of Living on the Edge dir Edward Winterhalder Paul Atkinson Review of Motorcycle by Steven E Alford and Suzanne Ferriss Fall 2008 Articles Errol Vieth Take the Trip Down Under The Significance of Stone 1974 Adrien Litton Finding the Zen in Motorcycling Reviews Steven E Alford Review of Mobility without Mayhem by Jeremy Packer Jeremy Packer Excerpt from Mobility without Mayhem Michael J Chappell Review of Review of The Mammoth Book of Bikers edited by Arthur Veno Christian Pierce Review of Hell Ride dir by Larry Bishop Volume 5 2009 Spring 2009 Articles James J Ward The Mysterious AJS 10R A Real Life Motorcycle Detective Story Gary L Kieffner Police and Harley Riders Discrimination and Empowerment Roundtable The Wild One 1953 Paul Nagy The BRMC and its Humor in The Wild One Julie Willett Behaving Like Brando Transgressing Race and Gender in The Wild On Michael J Chappell Death by Discourse or The Fate of Jimmy in The Wild One Interview An Interview with Sputnik

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  • IJMS/Contact
    Studies c o Nova Southeastern University FAR HUM 3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33314 By Voice or Fax Voice 954 262 8219 Fax 954 262 3881 Send Review Copies of Books or DVDs to Christian Pierce 3748 Gloucester Drive Tucker GA 30084 Email piercechristian hotmail com IJMS Web Board Participate in the Action Feel free to post your reactions to our web board and continue the conversation with other

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