distorting dangerous into cool
March 25, 2011 12:47 PM   Subscribe

I am interested in finding psychology and sociology material on a character set: Sonny Berger, Huey Newton, Jack Tatum.

I am composing a character sketch for a young male in Oakland CA c. 1979 whose world view has an overlap between the concepts of dangerous and cool. More general documentation could also be useful, but I am most keen to find material specific to the East Bay in the 1970's. Popular material such as film is OK but I really want to know about peer-reviewed academic work.

Thank you!
posted by bukvich to Society & Culture (3 answers total)
Sonny Barger? Hells Angels?
posted by fixedgear at 1:13 PM on March 25, 2011

Response by poster: Oops yes I typo'd Sonny's last name.
posted by bukvich at 1:16 PM on March 25, 2011

Well, there is, of course, Hunter Thompson's Hells Angels. It's quite a bit more journalism-y than you might imagine.
posted by cmoj at 2:36 PM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]

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