Biker babes and bitches: gendered power negotiations in Sons of Anarchy

dc.contributor.advisorBartkowski, John P.
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Tara Lynn
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAcevedo, Gabriel
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRamos, Aida I.
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T21:12:18Z
dc.date.available2016-12-10
dc.date.available2024-02-09T21:12:18Z
dc.date.issued2015
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dc.description.abstractRecent years have seen an increased fascination with the outlaw motorcycle subculture and its infusion into segments of mainstream culture. The fashion industry, entertainment industry, and auto industry have all benefited from the surge of outlaw popularity. Sons of Anarchy, an American crime drama television series depicting an outlaw motorcycle club, is the most recognizable public face of this very guarded subculture. This study examines gendered power negotiations in Sons of Anarchy. Using insights from gender theory, I conduct a textual analysis of thirty-four episodes purposively selected from throughout the series' seven year run on cable television. The results of this study reveal the dynamics of gendered power and how women associated with this outlaw motorcycle club experience, resist, and occasionally usurp power in this male dominated subculture. I introduce a typology of resistance that was developed for this project where refusal, retaliation and ruse are the reactive forms of resistance against domination. The popularity of Sons of Anarchy makes it a cultural artifact deserving of sociological research.
dc.description.departmentSociology
dc.format.extent59 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781339309231
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/3604
dc.languageen
dc.subjectbiker
dc.subjectdomination
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectoutlaw
dc.subjectpower
dc.subjectresistance
dc.subject.classificationSociology
dc.subject.classificationSocial structure
dc.subject.classificationGender studies
dc.subject.lcshSons of Anarchy (Television program)
dc.titleBiker babes and bitches: gendered power negotiations in Sons of Anarchy
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentSociology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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