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Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand

Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand
  

The Devil's Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails at the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch's first gang war. Prime Minister Rob Muldoon surrounded by Black Power members at the Royal Tiger Tavern in Wellington. The Magogs and the Mothers, PEP schemes and P dealers, patches and ridgies... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869407292
Published 22 March 2013 by Auckland University Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gilbert, Jarrod

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ISBN-13 9781869407292
ISBN-10 1869407296
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Publication Date 22 March 2013
International Publication Date 1 March 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gilbert, Jarrod
Category Award Winning
Social Sciences
Organized Crime
Politics & Government
New Zealand Adult Post Book Award Winners 2013
Interest Age Young Adults
Reading Age Young Adults
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 985g
Dewey Code 302.340993
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The Devil's Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails at the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch's first gang war. Prime Minister Rob Muldoon surrounded by Black Power members at the Royal Tiger Tavern in Wellington. The Magogs and the Mothers, PEP schemes and P dealers, patches and ridgies, colours and class: for five decades gangs have had a massive impact on New Zealand life. Based on ten years of research among gangs, Patched is the first major history of gang life in New Zealand. Jarrod Gilbert traces the story from the bodgies and widgies of the 1950s, through the rise of the Hells Angels and other 'bikie' gangs in the 1960s, the growth of the Mongrel Mob and Black Power in the 1970s and on to shifts in gang activity around drugs and organised crime over the last ten years. Throughout, Gilbert brings us the gang members, the police and the politicians in their own gripping and gritty words. In this violent and sometimes horrifying book, Jarrod Gilbert takes readers for the first time inside a tough but revealing part of New Zealand life.

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Awards & Reviews

Awards Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: People's Choice 2013.
NZ Review Jarrod Gilbert's book is thorough, readable, scholarly, provocative and ground-breaking. --Paul Little, North & South

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Author's Bio

Jarrod Gilbert spent ten years with New Zealand gangs researching this book. He received a University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship and a C. Wright Mills Award, earning his PhD in sociology in 2010. Gilbert now conducts independent research, lectures at the University of Canterbury and is frequently sought by the media to comment on gangs.

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