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Patched by Jarrod Gilbert
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Bought this for my husbands birthday and he hasn't put it down, well worth the read. A very raw and factual account on gang history with excellent photos to accompany it

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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
February 28th, 2013
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Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Auckland University Press
Pages
400
Dimensions
170x240x32
ISBN-13
9781869407292
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
20673777

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