Chapter

Country Masculinity

Matthew Desmond

in On the Fireline

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780226144085
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226144078 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226144078.003.0002
Country Masculinity

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This chapter examines how the author's crewmembers initially decided to become firefighters and how a rural working-class upbringing predisposed them to the universe of wildland firefighting by equipping them with certain competences and attitudes.

Keywords: firefighters; wildland firefighting; rural working class

Chapter.  13969 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work

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