An Analysis of Space and Labor Organization in “On the Waterfront”


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An Analysis of Space and Labor Organization in "On the Waterfront"
This paper will analyze the spatial geographic issues involving union dockworkers and labor organization via the mafia in the film On the Waterfront. Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) plays union workers that must play by the hardliner rules of the mafia controlled longshoreman union in Hoboken, New Jersey. The restriction of the coastal dock-working environment provides narrow and highly controlled labor force that must abide by the mafia controlled union leaders. With the mafia being so powerful in such a narrow spatial setting, law enforcement is scarce and men like Terry must sacrifice their own employment ( and even their lives) to keep their jobs to bring justice to the...
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