Volume 9, Issue 2: Fall 2013
For more information about this event, please click link: IJMS Conference + Exhibition 2013
As this short film documents, IJMS hosted a successful conference in London. In addition to the materials posted on the conference site, we include a summary of the presentations in this issue. We hope this will inspire you to attend next year's conference in Colorado Springs, Colorada. We've also created a new Conferences section--check out the link in the menu bar on the left for information about previous--and forthcoming--conferences.
Mark your calendars for the 2014 IJMS conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 17-19. To access the Conference website, click here.
This issue also includes research into media coverage of motorcycle accidents. Authors Emily Joy Haas, Marifran Mattson, Christina Jones, and Pamela L. Morris present their findings and discuss the implications for public health and safety campaigns. In a wide-ranging Roundtable discussion, contributors Lisa Garber, Sheila Malone, Bernadette Murphy and Cheryl North offer fascinatingly diverse and distinctly individual explorations of the bike, the body and consciousness.
Our reviews section mixes the old and the new: Reg Eyre explores early motorcycles in his review of Baz Staple's Story of the Pioneer Run® for Veteran (pre-1915) Motor Cycles and Three-Wheelers, while Christian Pierce turns our attention to a pioneer of another sort, a daring motocross rider who embraced freestyle riding in the 1990s, Larry Linkogel, who has penned Mind of the Demon: A Memoir of Motocross, Madness and the Metal Mulisha.
A fictional young rider with a passion for flat-track racing, a sport that had its heydey in the 1970s
A fictional young rider with a passion for flat-track racing, a sport that had its heydey in the 1970s, is the focus of Loukas Mexis' novel Flat Track, reviewed by Suzanne Ferriss.