Arthur Hailey as Richard Nixon: workplace safety in Airport

Long, Christian B. (2017) Arthur Hailey as Richard Nixon: workplace safety in Airport. Canadian Review of American Studies, 47 1: 112-130. doi:10.3138/cras.2016.006


Author Long, Christian B.
Title Arthur Hailey as Richard Nixon: workplace safety in Airport
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Arthur Hailey as Richard Nixon: workplace safety in Airport
Journal name Canadian Review of American Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-7720
1710-114X
Publication date 2017-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3138/cras.2016.006
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 47
Issue 1
Start page 112
End page 130
Total pages 19
Place of publication Toronto, Canada
Publisher University of Toronto Press * Journals Division
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In his best-selling 1968 novel Airport, Arthur Hailey takes psychological workplace stresses seriously, and he places white-collar workplace safety at the centre of his novel. The disaster narrative in Airport not only lands an airplane against the odds but also shows how important workplace safety is to the safe and continued functioning of the transportation system. In this way, Hailey’s novel narratively and thematically registers changes in contemporary US culture that would soon take legislative form, as when Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970.
Keyword Airport
Air traffic controllers
Arthur Hailey
Best-sellers
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
Transportation
Workplace safety
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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