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“Four Guys and a Hole in the Floor”

Racial Politics of Mobility and Excretion among BC-Based Long Haul Truckers

Amie McLean

’ a East Indian guy in the same room. [Chad] Although the persistence of slavery in the American South led to early, regionally specific links being drawn between trucking and a denigrated black masculinity, 1 elsewhere in North America the

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Joshua Hotaka Roth

Many Japanese workers in lower-paying positions were drawn to the growing trucking sector in the 1950s and 1960s, characterized by contingency and the thrill of risk and reward, in contrast to the stasis of lifetime employment guarantees emerging in other sectors of the economy. The gamified reward structure in trucking, however, led to a spike in traffic accidents and a backlash against “kamikaze trucks.” Only after regulations and enforcement limited the most dangerous kinds of incentives did meaningful forms of play emerge at work from the bottom up, rather than the stultified forms imposed by businesses from the top down.

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Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller

Armond R. Towns examine the production of whiteness during Los Angeles gang tours; Amie McLean examines hierarchies of race and mobility in the long haul trucking industry in British Columbia, Canada; Bradley Rink explores the effects of relational

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Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles

A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility?

Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström

joy. 35 In other words, we can anticipate an incipient demasculinization of certain forms of masculinity with regard to automobility. This could be, for instance, trucking, which, in popular culture and ethnographic accounts, has been a paramount

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Beth Gutelius, Janet Gibson, Dhan Zunino Singh, Steven J. Gold, Alexandra Portmann, Peter Cox, Rudi Volti, Adrian Drummond-Cole, and Steven D. Spalding

US trucking and railroad systems. Matthew Heins begins with the premise of the shipping container as an extra/ordinary object, one that makes possible the complex system of globalized production. Containers are “gateways,” or forms of infrastructure

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Hege Høyer Leivestad and Johanna Markkula

speed of cargo mobility and made it more cost-efficient. This technological innovation has been credited to Malcolm McLean, an American owner of a trucking company who would become the founder of the shipping company Sea-Land. Under his leadership, in

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Ten Years of Transfers

Mobility Studies and Social Change during a Pandemic

Mimi Sheller

over-policing of “black moves,” the “white control of mobility,” the racialization of bus riders and of workers in trucking and delivery, and the biopolitical control of smart borders, all issues which have moved to the fore in the wake of the pandemic

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Jon Schubert

workforce, fuel shortages affecting the whole province that led to stoppages at the trucking companies, and the persistent pilfering of unloading straps for break bulk by the stevedores—rather, the whole administrative and regulatory environment in Angola

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Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue, and Katherine Roeder

Gérard Duc deal with the trucking industry in Switzerland. They discuss the pros and cons of an economic analysis to show the role of the federal authorities in its expansion (323). The three chapters of the fifth part of the book refer to transport and

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Ugly Emotions and the Politics of Accusation

Geoffrey Hughes, Megnaa Mehtta, Chiara Bresciani, and Stuart Strange

be antagonistic – unlike the constructive sympathies envisioned by Enlightenment theorists of the commercial society of trucking and bartering like Adam Smith. Because accusations are so embedded in local moralities, understanding them shows how the