The Hidden Lives of Taxi Drivers: A question of knowledge (Ethnographic Trilogy) by Ruth Finnegan

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Callender Press (October 15, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 102 pages
What do you know about taxi drivers? Not much? You can find out here. Discover what The Ten Commandments of St Fiacre and the 10 Commandments of Road Safety are all about. Discover the lives of taxi drivers: hidden in plain sight, here, there, and everywhere – sometimes, invisible! Learn the history that created taxis, Hackney carriages and all. Consider their urban setting with case studies and interviews from Milton Keynes. And, taxi drivers: who are they, where are they from, how did they get here? Trials, traumas and triumphs. What is ‘The job’ what is ‘The Knowledge’. What’s new? All this … and more. Discover what can lie below familiar urban lives, and the inspiring knowledge about the ‘real me’ behind the taxi driver. This accurate, meticulous, account of a down-to-earth subject like taxi drivers in Milton Keynes unexpectedly leads into the deeper fathoms of the human soul and of what lies beyond. The organisation, origins, folklore , literature and history of taxis and the “parallel universes” of their drivers’ lives and dreams. Special but not exclusive focus on taxi drivers in the English city of Milton Keynes DEDICATION: To the taxi drivers, and all those other immigrants, who have enriched our knowledge and our culture and day by day continue to do so. ***** “Fascinating … “ (from a Readers Favorite 5 star review)*****
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