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Working the Skies
Author: Drew Whitelegg

ISBN: 9780814794074
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 16 June 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.4
A balanced inquiry into the lives of these long-overlooked professionals...Sharing a wealth of interesting, entertaining, and dramatic anecdotes...Rich enough to satisfy the most curious reader. -- "Booklist"While also providing some history, Whitelegg mostly takes a contemporary look at the lives of flight attendants, drawn from interviews with over 60 current and former flight attendants and other airline workers. . . . Whitelegg's observations and use of candid, day-in-the-life snapshots are interesting. -- "Library Journal"A fascinating study that draws on the voices of flight attendants to poignantly reveal the changing nature of this 24/7 occupation. After reading this important book, one will find it difficult to observe flight attendants without concern for the vulnerability of their careers and for the complex ways they juggle space and time along with work and family. A great read. -- Harriet B. Presser, author of "Working in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for American Families""A well-written and thorough treatment of the occupational demands and biography of the flight attendant. Working the Skies describes both how the work shapes t...

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