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dc.contributor.authorLee, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-11T13:31:55Z
dc.date.available2019-06-11T13:31:55Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/70779
dc.description.abstractAn aspect of long-distance hiking culture which ties hikers deeply to the hiking community is "trail magic” and “trail angels.” These “angels” are everyday civilians, often former or current hikers, who provide random acts of kindness for those on the trail. In recent years, with the emerging platform of online video diaries and blogs, the inner-realities of long-distance hiking culture, and the altruism hikers experience are becoming more accessible. In March of 2019, a Google search for “thru-hiking vlogs” yields more than 300,000 results. Using Turner’s theory of communitas, and Gordon’s theory of ghostliness, I argue that community building and generosity are integral to thru-hiking culture, and form the backbone of social and emotional life on the trail.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects::Ethnology::Cultural anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectHikingen_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
dc.subjectAltriumen_US
dc.subjectVictor Turneren_US
dc.subjectAvery Gordonen_US
dc.subjectAngelsen_US
dc.subjectMagicen_US
dc.subjectVideo diaryen_US
dc.subjectBlogen_US
dc.subjectMemoiren_US
dc.titleAngels and echoes: an analysis of human connection and altruism on the trailen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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