The World of the Seafarer [electronic resource] : Qualitative Accounts of Working in the Global Shipping Industry / edited by Victor Oyaro Gekara, Helen Sampson.

1st ed. 2021.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2021.
WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs, 2196-8772 ; 9
WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs, 2196-8772 ; 9
1 online resource (VIII, 198 p. 17 illus., 10 illus. in color.)
Law of the sea.
International law.
Local subjects:
Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space. (search)
Maritime Economics. (search)
Gender Studies. (search)
This open access book constitutes an ethnographic mosaic which depicts the contextual complexities of the life and work of seafarers who are employed in the international merchant cargo fleet. The collection is based upon the observations and interviews of researchers in multiple disciplines. It is woven together to offer a richly detailed insight into the ways in which a complex global industry operates internationally. The book covers issues to do with career decisions and recruitment, gender, life and work on board multinational vessels, health and safety issues, the regulation of the industry, shipboard roles and role conflict, and the representation of workers. It will be of considerable interest to all students globally who are studying for professional seafaring qualifications, to graduate students studying for masters courses in ship and port management, and to welfare professionals and policy makers. It is of special interest to those connected to the shipping industry who specialize in issues relating to 'the human element' and will serve as a paradigm defining text in this area.
Part One: Going to Sea: 1 A taste of the Sea: Artisanal Fishing Communities in the Philippines by Nelson Turgo
2 Recruiting and Managing Labour for the Global Shipping Industry in China by Zhiwei Zhao
3 Can the UK Tonnage Tax Maritime Training Obligation Address Declining Cadet Recruitment and Training in the UK? by Victor Oyaro Gekara
4 Careers at Sea: Exploring Seafarer Motivations and Aspirations by Polina Baum-Talmor
5 Women Seafarers: An Analysis of Barriers for Their Employment by Momoko Kitada
Part Two: Being at Sea: 6 Transitions and Adjustments Made by Seafarers Whilst at Sea by Helen Devereux
7 The Rhythms of Shipboard Life: Work, Hierarchy, Occupational Culture and Multinational Crews by Helen Sampson
8 The Experience of Being a Filipino Seafarer on a Multinationally Crewed Ship by Iris Acejo
9 Environmental Management at Sea, What Being ‘Green’ Means for Seafarers by Ngwatung Akamangwa
10 Safety Aboard Chinese Vessels by Conghua Xue
11 Multiple Roles and Role Conflict: Seafarers as Economic, Humanitarian and Security Actors by Amaha Senu
Part Three: Support for Seafarers and Their Families: 12 Union Organising in the Context of Regional Labour Market Decline: The Case of Nautilus International by Victor Oyaro Gekara
13 Trade Union Representation in the Philippines by Ralph Buiser
14 On-line Support Groups for Families in China by Lijun Tang.
Gekara, Victor Oyaro. editor., Editor,
Sampson, Helen. editor., Editor,
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-030-49825-2 doi
Access Restriction:
Open Access
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