The World of the Seafarer

Qualitative Accounts of Working in the Global Shipping Industry

by Victor Oyaro Gekara, Helen Sampson

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Book Description

This open book constitutes an ethnographic mosaic which depicts the contextual complexities of the life and work of seafarers who are employed in the international merchant cargo fleet. The collection is based upon the observations and interviews of researchers in multiple disciplines. It is woven together to offer a richly detailed insight into the ways in which a complex global industry operates internationally. The book covers issues to do with career decisions and recruitment, gender, life and work on board multinational vessels, health and safety issues, the regulation of the industry, shipboard roles and role conflict, and the representation of workers. It will be of considerable interest to all students globally who are studying for professional seafaring qualifications, to graduate students studying for masters courses in ship and port management, and to welfare professionals and policy makers. It is of special interest to those connected to the shipping industry who specialize in issues relating to 'the human element' and will serve as a paradigm defining text in this area.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download The World of the Seafarer ebook for free in PDF format (3.7 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2021
Pages
194
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030498245
ISBN10
3030498247
ISBN13 Digital
9783030498252
ISBN10 Digital
3030498255
PDF Size
3.7 MB
License
CC BY

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