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Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society

Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and Street Gangs

Scheming Legality, Resisting Criminalization

Editors: Kuldova, Tereza, Sanchez-Jankowski, Martin (Eds.)

  • Examines how outlaws use their knowledge of legal rights and social norms in order to act against society
  • Presents papers from a wide variety of contributors to explore an under-researched topic
  • Appeals to students and academics in anthropology, sociology and criminology as well as to governmental institutions
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About this book

This edited collection offers in-depth essays on outlaw motorcycle clubs and street gangs. Written by sociologists, anthropologists and criminologists, it asks the question of how the self-proclaimed ‘outlaws’ integrate into society. While these groups may cultivate a deviant image, these original studies show that we should not let ourselves be deceived by appearances. These ‘outlaws’ are, paradoxically, well integrated into mainstream society. The essays read the relationship of these groups to the media, law enforcement and society through the lens of their strategies of ‘scheming legality’ and ‘resisting criminalization’. These reveal most strikingly how the knowledge of social codes, norms and mechanisms is put to use by these groups. This groundbreaking volume provides answers to previously understudied questions through well-researched case studies drawn from across Europe and United States. With wide-reaching implications for communities around the world, this exciting collection of essays will be of great interest to academics and governmental institutions as well as students and general readers of anthropology, sociology and criminology. 



About the authors

Tereza Kuldova is a social anthropologist and Researcher at the University of Oslo, Norway.  She is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology. Martín Sánchez-Jankowski directs the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and the Center for Urban Ethnography at the UC Berkeley, USA.

Reviews

“‘Easy Riders?’ or ‘Born to be Wild?’ Or perhaps none of these clichés, according to this new book Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and Street Gangs edited by Tereza Kuldova and Martín Sánchez-Jankowski. In this vibrant and varied collection, world experts use their theoretical skill as well academic savvy to produce distinct essays which unsettle standardized narratives. A must read for students and academics across social sciences.” (Daniel Briggs, Universidad Europea of Madrid, Spain; author of Dead-end Lives, Policy Press, 2017)

“In this superb collection, Kuldova and Sanchez-Jankowski have recruited a number of researchers whose finely detailed empirical work and sophisticated theoretical work help the criminological research field to rethink the assumptions on which rest the core concepts of ‘deviance’ and ‘integration’. Essential reading for all those who wish to move the social sciences forward.” (Steve Hall, Emeritus Professor of Criminology, Teesside University, UK)

“A rich analysis of contemporary organized crime that will be of interest to the wide popular and scholarly audience.” (Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, University of Oslo, Norway)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Scheming Legality and Resisting Criminalization

    Kuldova, Tereza

    Pages 1-23

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  • Gangs, Culture, and Society in the United States

    Sánchez-Jankowski, Martín

    Pages 25-43

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  • Legalization by Commodification: The (Ir)relevance of Fashion Styles and Brands in Street Gangster Performance

    Hellemont, Elke

    Pages 45-68

  • Dutch Gang Talk: A Reflection on the Use of the Gang Label in the Netherlands

    Roks, Robert A. (et al.)

    Pages 69-91

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  • From Bikers to Gangsters: On the Development of and the Public Response to Outlaw Biker Clubs in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium

    Geurtjens, Kim (et al.)

    Pages 93-121

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76120-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76119-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and Street Gangs
Book Subtitle
Scheming Legality, Resisting Criminalization
Editors
  • Tereza Kuldova
  • Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76120-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76120-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76119-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 234
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