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Author Lumsden, Karen

Title Boy racer culture : youth, masculinity and deviance / Karen Lumsden
Published Oxon : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge advances in ethnography ; 2
Routledge advances in ethnography ; 2
Contents Introduction: rebels of the road -- Car cultures and deviance -- Setting the scene : the history of aberdeen's boy racers -- Fuelling the panic : societal concern and media images of the boy racer -- The politics of the road : policing, governing and educating the boy racer -- "We're not boy racers but they are" : the stickiness of labels -- Rites of the road : "modding", subcultural media and public performances -- Gendered interactions in the boy racer culture -- Conclusion: contested realities
Summary On the public roads boy racers are a foreboding presence, viewed with suspicion and derision by the 'respectable' motorist. The problem of the young (male) driver is one which has plagued authorities and governments due to youths' acclaimed propensity to engage in deviant and dangerous driving behaviours. Boy Racer Culture sheds light on the boy racer phenomenon through ethnographic research with the notorious 'Bouley Basher' culture in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, and the moral panic on the part of outside groups including the local community, police, politicians and media
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on Feb. 28, 2013)
Subject Automobiles -- Social aspects -- Scotland -- Aberdeen
Masculinity -- Scotland -- Aberdeen
Teenage automobile drivers -- Scotland -- Aberdeen
Automobiles -- Social aspects.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Teenage automobile drivers.
Scotland -- Aberdeen.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136184368