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BOFF, Daiane; MELZ, Rodrigo Luís  and  GRISCI, Carmem Ligia Iochins. Ways of being and work of womantruck drive: strategy of living the life. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.3, pp. 64-76. ISSN 2359-0769.

The study highlights the strategy of living the life of a female truck driver, based on the notions of immaterial labor and liquid life. Female truck driver engaged in long-distance and long-haul freight transportation participated in the exploratory research through semi-structured interviews. The analysis of the content indicated that the female truck driver performs activities that approach the notion of immaterial work and made possible to extend the notion of strategy taken from Bauman to daily life. Her daily life refers to liquid life; refers to the indistinction between time / space of work and life; the route and scenario that extrapolate the truck; cultural elements associated with the road. Between tricks and great experience, the strategy of living the life concentrates in painless restarts that demand to keep the game short and the itinerary minimally recognizable. To continue in the profession, in gradient perspective, the female trucker driver contemplates facets of the tourist, wanderer and player, according to metaphors presented by Bauman.

Keywords : female truck driver; truck driver; road transport of cargo; immaterial labor; strategy of living life.

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