Driving Street Justice: The Taxicab Driver As The Last American Cowboy

  title={Driving Street Justice: The Taxicab Driver As The Last American Cowboy},
  author={Elizabeth A. Hoffmann},
  journal={Labor Studies Journal},
  pages={31 - 48}
This research explores workers' solidarity and shared culture in the cab driving industry, using theories of distributive justice and relational justice. Cab driving culture involves a high level of worker solidarity, with drivers relying on fellow drivers for assistance, working together in the face of conflict, and imposing various forms of social control when the cab driving community's norms are violated. This article operationalizes such actions as "street justice." Through both individual… 
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