The Resource Streetwise : how taxi drivers establish their customers' trustworthiness, Diego Gambetta and Heather Hamill

Streetwise : how taxi drivers establish their customers' trustworthiness, Diego Gambetta and Heather Hamill

Label
Streetwise : how taxi drivers establish their customers' trustworthiness
Title
Streetwise
Title remainder
how taxi drivers establish their customers' trustworthiness
Statement of responsibility
Diego Gambetta and Heather Hamill
Title variation
Taxi drivers establish their customers' trustworthiness
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Driving a taxi is a difficult job. Picking up a bad customer can leave the driver in a vulnerable position, and erring even once can prove fatal. To protect themselves, taxi drivers must quickly and accurately assess the trustworthiness of complete strangers. In Streetwise, Diego Gambetta and Heather Hamill take this predicament as a prototypical example of many trust decisions, where people must act on limited information and judge another person's trustworthiness based on signs that may or may not be honest indicators of that person's character or intent. Gambetta and Hamill analyze the behavior of cabbies in two cities where driving a taxi is especially perilous: New York City, where drivers have been the targets of frequent and violent robberies, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, a divided metropolis where drivers have been swept up in the region's sectarian violence." "Based on in-depth ethnographic research, Streetwise lets drivers describe in their own words how they seek to determine the threat posed by each potential passenger."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
388.4/13214/019
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.T16
LC item number
G36 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Russell Sage Foundation series on trust
Series volume
volume 10
Label
Streetwise : how taxi drivers establish their customers' trustworthiness, Diego Gambetta and Heather Hamill
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-237) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Belfast -- Belfast and its taxi drivers -- Mimics in Belfast -- Precautions in Belfast -- Screening in Belfast -- Probing in Belfast -- New York -- New York and its taxi drivers -- Mimics in New York -- Precautions in New York -- Screening in New York -- Probing in New York -- Conclusion -- Street wisdom appraised
Control code
ocn906809608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 243 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780871543080
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt5rx6wd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32973214
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906809608
  • jstor1610442350

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