The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream

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$35.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
Pages
284
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.84 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520278127

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About the Author
Steve Viscelli is a political sociologist and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a senior associate at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy. In addition to his academic research, he works with a range of public and private stakeholders to make the trucking industry safer, more efficient, and a better place to work. To learn more, please visit: http: //www.steveviscelli.com/.
Reviews
"The Big Rig is sure to become the touchstone study of U.S. trucking. Coupling fascinating accounts of personal struggles with sharp structural analyses linking these struggles to macroeconomic forces, it is the best kind of ethnographic sociology."--Men & Masculinities
"Engagingly written and very thorough... The Big Rig is a strong contribution to scholarship on work and occupations, economic sociology, and institutional analysis."-- (11/01/2017)
"Compelling... This rich ethnographic account is grounded in sociological inquiry of labor relations and age-old questions of capitalist interests and class struggle."--Contemporary Sociology
"This is a powerful and important book that brings clear insights into some of the machinations of contemporary American capitalism." -- Shane Hamilton, University of York--Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas