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The Sanctuary of the Forest

Matthew Desmond

in On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144085
eISBN:
9780226144078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144078.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

What compels people to accept the burdens of firefighting? Why do they choose to take part in such a demanding and dangerous enterprise? This chapter demonstrates that the answers are to be found in ... More


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