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.
- Hardback | 110 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
- 30 Aug 2007
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
- black & white illustrations
About Doreen Anderson-Facile
Doreen Anderson-Facile Doreen Anderson-Facile is assistant professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology at California State University Bakersfield. Her research and teaching areas center on crime and deviance.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 The Biker Culture Chapter 2 Theoretical Perspective Chapter 3 Methodology/Analysis Chapter 4 Black Sheep: The Organization Chapter 5 Members of Black Sheep Chapter 6 Being a Member of Black Sheep Chapter 7 Conclusion and Discussion