Boy Racer Culture: Youth, Masculinity and Deviance by Karen Lumsden

By Karen Lumsden

On the general public roads boy racers are a foreboding presence, considered with suspicion and derision by means of the ‘respectable’ motorist. the matter of the younger (male) driving force is one that has plagued specialists and governments as a result of youths’ acclaimed propensity to interact in deviant and unsafe using behaviours.


Boy Racer Culture sheds mild at the boy racer phenomenon via ethnographic examine with the infamous ‘Bouley Basher’ tradition within the urban of Aberdeen, Scotland, and the ethical panic at the a part of outdoors teams together with the area people, police, politicians and media. This publication examines the construction of masculine and female identities in a historically male-dominated tradition via car-related rituals akin to ‘modding’, subcultural media and occasions, and the search for famous person prestige through public performances.


Boy Racer tradition challenges universal misconceptions surrounding the boy racer, the ‘problematic’ younger (male) motorist and the auto modifier. it will likely be crucial studying for a global viewers together with sociologists and criminologists, relatively people with an curiosity in early life tradition, subcultures, ethical panics, motor vehicle tradition, anti-social behaviour, and the governance and policing of the roads.

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