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Pedal to the Metal: The Work Life of Truckers

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An ethnography of trucking culture, this work documents and analyzes truckers' lives and work ethic, exploring the range of identities truckers create for themselves the renegade cowboy, the company man, the voyeur, the lone king of the road. It exam… weiterlesen
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Titel: Pedal to the Metal: The Work Life of Truckers
Autor/en: Lawrence Ouellet

ISBN: 1566391768
EAN: 9781566391764
New.
Sprache: Englisch.
TEMPLE UNIV PR

Juni 1994 - kartoniert - 247 Seiten

Beschreibung

An ethnography of trucking culture, this work documents and analyzes truckers' lives and work ethic, exploring the range of identities truckers create for themselves the renegade cowboy, the company man, the voyeur, the lone king of the road. It examines the meaning of work and the motivation for excelling despite long hours on the road.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments 1. Driving Trucks, Driving Ourselves 2. The Organization of Work 3. Drivers at Work 4. Conflict between Drivers and Owners 5. Work Skills and Self-Esteem 6. What Owners Want from Drivers, What Drivers Want from Owners 7. Work Audiences 8. Highway Audiences 9. Careers, Magic, and Masculinity Notes References Index

Portrait

Lawrence J. Ouellet is Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Pressestimmen

"[A] fascinating study of the lives and work ethic of truckers... [M]ore than a study of truck drivers, [this] entertaining work adds to the research on blue-collar workers and their interests, motivations, and job satisfactions." --Library Journal

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