Keeping the "Shiny Side Up" and the "Hammer Down": The Subculture of American Truck Drivers

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Fields, David
thesis / dissertation description
The purpose of this research is to provide a comprehensive description of the trucking subculture. In addition to detailing the material and nonmaterial aspects of and the process of being socialized into the trucking subculture, this thesis provides a profile of the contemporary American truck driver including demographics, work activities, attitudes, opinions and illegal activities.