The longshoremen of Portland, Oregon, and their families form an occupational community in a medium-sized city on the North-west Pacific Coast of the United States. They are tightly bound into the economic structure and institutions of the nation and the world for their occupation, and the industry of which it is a part is a function of international trade. However, unlike many other workers in modern industrial nations, their way of life is not sheltered from the vagaries of the weather and the sea, but rather is rendered uncertain by these natural forces. In this way, they are very like farmers, and in many ways they react to their problems much as farmers do. The purpose of this paper is to point up some of the consequences of seeking a livelihood in a maritime occupation.

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  • Authors:
    • Pilcher, W W
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00126489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM