Leathers and Rolexs: The Symbolism and Values of the Motorcycle Club

@article{Quinn2009LeathersAR,
  title={Leathers and Rolexs: The Symbolism and Values of the Motorcycle Club},
  author={James F. Quinn and Craig J Forsyth},
  journal={Deviant Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={235 - 265}
}
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