Qualitative Sociology

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 215–241

Take my word for it: Trust in the context of birding and mountaineering

Authors

  • Peter Donnelly
    • Department of KinesiologyMcMaster University
    • Department of SociologyMcMaster University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02422253

Cite this article as:
Donnelly, P. Qual Sociol (1994) 17: 215. doi:10.1007/BF02422253

Abstract

Trust is not normally an issue in modern sport because of the institutionalized requirements for verification of achievements. However, in the two ‘sports’ discussed here, certain records and claimed achievements may be taken on trust. The circumstances under which trust becomes an issue, the processes by which it is tested, and the manner in which it is employed to ensure the integrity of the mountaineering and birding subcultures are explored in this paper.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1994