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Semi Queer: Stories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers

Anne Balay

Abstract

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 ... More

Keywords: surveillance technologies, LGBT blue-collar workers, transportation, infrastructure, working-class race, sexuality, workplace sex

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469647098
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Balay, author
Haverford College