[UPDATE] Motorycycle Life and Culture

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The Popular Culture Association and American Culture
Associations are inviting papers on motorcycling
and its impact on American society, other societies and cultures.

Suggested topics include:

* Riders' narratives or descriptions of the ride
* The motorcycle as art, poetry, or agency
* Rituals, norms, customs, or influences in motorcycle culture
* The biker as subaltern or as "other"
* Movies, films, or other images of motorcyclists
* Analyses of media, consumer capitalist, corporate, or other
power structures in relation to motorcycling culture or popular myth
* Biographical analyses of noteworthy motorcyclists and their
influence upon myth, culture, or cultural capital
* Racial, ethnic, gendered, class, or demographic aspects
of motorcycling culture
* Other literary, anthropological, geographical, historical,
sociological, or psychological perspectives of motorcycling culture

Please respond to the Area chair listed below with a biographical statement and an abstract of 150 words by December 1, 2009. Graduate student submissions are welcome. Since responders may be assigned to presentations, completed papers should also be sent to the Chair for review, not later than January 15, 2010.

Basic information about the conference can be found at:

Paul Nagy
Clovis Community College
Clovis New Mexico
E-mail: paul.nagy@clovis.edu