Cabin Pressure: African American Pilots, Flight Attendants, and Emotional Labor

Social science

Louwanda Evans

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 1.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

From African American pilots being asked to carry people’s luggage to patrons refusing drinks from black flight attendants, Cabin Pressure demonstrates that racism is still very much alive in the “friendly skies.” The book draws on interviews with African Americans in the flight industry to examine the emotional labor involved in a business that offers prestige, but also a history that excludes people of color.