9780814751848-0814751849-Heroic Efforts: The Emotional Culture of Search and Rescue Volunteers

Heroic Efforts: The Emotional Culture of Search and Rescue Volunteers

ISBN-13: 9780814751848
ISBN-10: 0814751849
Author: Lois, Jennifer
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 233 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780814751848
ISBN-10: 0814751849
Author: Lois, Jennifer
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 233 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lois, Jennifer wrote Heroic Efforts: The Emotional Culture of Search and Rescue Volunteers comprising 233 pages back in 2003. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0814751849 and 9780814751848. Since then Heroic Efforts: The Emotional Culture of Search and Rescue Volunteers textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner of the 2006 Outstanding Recent Contribution Award from the American Sociological Association, Sociology of Emotions Section
Many search and rescue workers voluntarily interrupt their lives when they are called upon to help strangers. They awake in the middle of the night to cover miles of terrain in search of lost hikers or leave work to search potential avalanche zones for missing skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers in blizzard conditions. They often put their own lives in danger to rescue stranded, hypothermic kayakers and rafters from rivers.
Drawing on six years of participant observation and in-depth interviews, Jennifer Lois examines the emotional subculture of “Peak,” a volunteer mountain-environment search and rescue team. Rescuers were not only confronted by physical dangers, but also by emotional challenges, including both keeping their own emotions in check during crisis situations, and managing the emotions of others, such as those they were rescuing. Lois examines how rescuers constructed meaning in their lives and defined themselves through their heroic work.
Heroic Efforts serves as an easy to understand sociological introduction to the ways emotions develop and connect us to our surroundings, as well as to the links between the concept of heroism and other sociological theories such as those on gender stereotypes and edgework.

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