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The Resource Semi queer : inside the world of gay, trans, and black truck drivers, Anne Balay

Semi queer : inside the world of gay, trans, and black truck drivers, Anne Balay

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Semi queer : inside the world of gay, trans, and black truck drivers
Title
Semi queer
Title remainder
inside the world of gay, trans, and black truck drivers
Statement of responsibility
Anne Balay
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Gritty, inspiring, and often devastating oral histories of gay, transsexual, and minority truck drivers allow award-winning author Anne Balay to shed new light on the harsh realities of truckers' lives behind the wheel. A licensed commercial truck driver herself, Balay discovers that, for people routinely subjected to prejudice, hatred, and violence in their hometowns and in the job market, trucking can provide an opportunity for safety, welcome isolation, and a chance to be themselves--even as the low-wage work is fraught with tightening regulations, constant surveillance, danger, and exploitation. The narratives of minority and queer truckers underscore the working-class struggle to earn a living while preserving one's safety, dignity, and selfhood. Through the voices of drivers from marginalized communities who spend eleven- to fourteen-hour days hauling America's commodities in treacherous weather and across mountain passes, Semi Queer reveals the stark differences between the trucking industry's crushing labor practices and the perseverance of its most at-risk workers
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Balay, Anne
Dewey number
306.76/60973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Trucking
  • Truck drivers
  • African Americans
  • Transgender people
  • Women truck drivers
  • Gays
Target audience
adult
Label
Semi queer : inside the world of gay, trans, and black truck drivers, Anne Balay
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12259256
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469647104
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12259256
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12259256
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Semi queer : inside the world of gay, trans, and black truck drivers, Anne Balay
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12259256
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469647104
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12259256
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12259256
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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