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Semi QueerStories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers$
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Anne Balay

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469647098

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.001.0001

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Rolling: Grabbing Gears

Rolling: Grabbing Gears

The Appeal of Constant Motion, Especially to Gay, Black, and Trans Drivers

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Semi Queer

Anne Balay

University of North Carolina Press

Truckers identify with their vehicle and its motion, and they often connect this to their sexual, gender, or racial embodiment, as well as to their American identity. These logics fuel their continued labour under discriminatory and challenging working conditions.

Keywords:   intersex people, indigenous truckers, blue-collar patriotism, blue-collar pride, masculine presentation, job status

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