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Semi queer : inside the world of gay, trans, and Black truck drivers

Author: Anne Balay
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long-haul trucking is linked to almost every industry in America, yet somehow the working-class drivers behind big rigs remain largely hidden from public view. The gritty, inspiring, and often  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Balay
ISBN: 9781469647098 1469647095
OCLC Number: 1028608890
Description: 214 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Starting : whoop 'n' ride : why people choose trucking, and how they prepare --
Rolling : sailboat races : the web of regulations that shape the work of trucking --
Stopping : getting loaded : customers, shippers, receivers --
Rolling : drag and fly : race, racism, and trucking --
Stopping : Jesus, take the wheel : road accidents, PTSD, and fear --
Rolling : grabbing gears : the appeal of constant motion, especially to gay, black, and trans drivers --
Stopping : the pickle park : truck stops and rest areas --
Rolling : draggin' ass : persistence and endurance are working-class values --
Stopping : what's your twenty? : Locating the queer trucker's body.
Responsibility: Anne Balay.

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