Roughneck Essay

Roughneck Essay

An Interview with a Roughneck

– On a bright sunny, but breezy afternoon my friend Jack and I made our way out towards Delta 18, an oil rig that he works on. On this day its location is close to the town of Smallville, near the intersection of county roads 34 and 51. The derrick of the rig rises up from the middle of a field, standing tall and white, like the Eiffel Tower, surrounded by large blue, yellow, or white containers. There is a small sign, letting you know that this is the entrance of Delta 18; this dirt path is made from all the trucks which move the rig to its current location….  

Daughter of a Roughneck

– Daughter of a Roughneck Juanita “June” was born in the mid-1940’s, the firstborn of Q.D. and Hazel. Q.D. was a driller on oilrigs, a crew called “roughnecks.” Over the years the family lived in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. For the first 16 years of her life, June lived with her father, mother, and two younger brothers in a trailer that was so small it could (and was) pulled by the family car from oil patch to oil patch. Despite social prejudices, educational setbacks, and trauma in her life, she overcame those obstacles…. ;

Roughnecks: Oil Rig Workers

– On a bright, sunny, but breezy afternoon, I made my way out towards Mad Dog 4, an oilrig. The derrick, by definition is, a tower on top of the rig used as a crane at times for moving heavy equipment, but mostly for moving the pipe in and out of the hole, which is being drilled. It rises up from the middle of a field, standing tall and white, like the Eiffel Tower, surrounded by large blue, yellow, or white containers. There is a small sign, letting anyone know that this is the entrance of Cade 21; the dirt path is made from all the trucks, which move the rig to its current location…. ;

Common Issues Highlighted in “The Outsiders” and “Saints and Roughnecks”

– Common issues highlighted in “The Outsiders” and “Saints and Roughnecks”: “The Outsiders” is one of the favorite movies of teenagers made by Francis Ford Coppola in 1983. (Barsanti, 2010). “Saints and Roughnecks” is a paper written by William J. Chambliss which was first published in 1978. (Chambliss, n.d.). Both of them commonly point towards one issue i.e. future of individuals in the society is decided by the way they are treated by the materialistic society which tends to favor the richer and suppress the poorer to the extent that the latter are pushed into social exclusion…. ;

Sociological Reasons behind Gang Violence in South Central Los Angeles

– Over the past 60 years there has been a recent phenomenon in the development and rise of gangs and gang violence. This is exceptionally apparent in South Central Los Angeles where the Bloods and the Crips have taken control of the social structure and created a new type of counter culture. Poverty in this area is an enormous problem caused by a shear lack of jobs; but just because there is a lack of jobs doesn’t mean that there will be a lack of bills to pay, so sometimes selling drugs in order to keep a roof over your head seems like the most logical option…. ;