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On the FirelineLiving and Dying with Wildland Firefighters$
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Matthew Desmond

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226144085

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226144078.001.0001

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Country Masculinity

Country Masculinity

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(p.18) 1 Country Masculinity
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On the Fireline
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Matthew Desmond

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226144078.003.0002

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

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