Different groups, different perceptions: A context for understanding the management of backcountry use.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/184283
Title:
Different groups, different perceptions: A context for understanding the management of backcountry use.
Author:
Stewart, William Peter.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A conceptual model is developed which depicts individual reality as a social construction. Land management policy is conceived as a series of negotiations and resolutions emerging from competing realities. The model is applied to studies of backcountry hikers and managers from the Grand Canyon National Park and the Saguaro National Monument. Results indicate that managers invariably conceptualize the resource (i.e., the Grand Canyon and the Rincon Mountains) from a different viewpoint than many recreators. Consequently there is a tendency to adopt plans and specify regulations which are not synchronized with the total recreational situation.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
King, David A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDifferent groups, different perceptions: A context for understanding the management of backcountry use.en_US
dc.creatorStewart, William Peter.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStewart, William Peter.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA conceptual model is developed which depicts individual reality as a social construction. Land management policy is conceived as a series of negotiations and resolutions emerging from competing realities. The model is applied to studies of backcountry hikers and managers from the Grand Canyon National Park and the Saguaro National Monument. Results indicate that managers invariably conceptualize the resource (i.e., the Grand Canyon and the Rincon Mountains) from a different viewpoint than many recreators. Consequently there is a tendency to adopt plans and specify regulations which are not synchronized with the total recreational situation.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKing, David A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberUnderhill, A. Heatonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZube, Ervin H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDaniel, Terry C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberIttelson, William H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8804191en_US
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