Fiery climates: a story of wildland firefighters

dc.contributor.authorScott, Robert
dc.contributor.supervisorWalby, Kevin
dc.contributor.supervisorGarlick, Steve
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-29T21:13:26Z
dc.date.available2017-08-29T21:13:26Z
dc.date.copyright2017en_US
dc.date.issued2017-08-29
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Sociologyen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis provides an interpretation about how wildland firefighters can experience risk by relations of trust. The author shows that the risk taking and wildland firefighting literatures inadequately account for how trust underpins self-construction processes among people who participate in risky activities. To supplement the literatures within these terms, the author uses interview data and personal stories about managing wildland fire to propose a general trajectory of being and becoming a wildland firefighter that details the significance of trust in self-construction processes. The author argues that in the process of being and becoming a wildland firefighter, risk is sometimes increased, decreased, concealed, revealed, and anticipatorily transformed through trust. The author provides a framework for viewing risk that can be used to understand danger to the self.en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/8495
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectwildland firefighteren_US
dc.subjectrisk takingen_US
dc.subjecttrusten_US
dc.subjectknowledgeen_US
dc.subjectself-constructionen_US
dc.subjectidentityen_US
dc.titleFiery climates: a story of wildland firefightersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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