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Braving troubled waters : sea change in a Dutch fishing community

Author: Rob van Ginkel
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2009.
Series: MARE publication series, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dwindling fish stocks, changing markets and often ill-advised government intervention have affected the lives of Dutch fishermen for decades. The author of this study has spent years among the fishermen of the Dutch island of Texel, and this book records the changes in their working lives, tracking the influence of national and international factors on the social and cultural structures of the community.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rob van Ginkel
ISBN: 9789089640871 9089640878 9789048508136 9048508134
OCLC Number: 427875900
Description: 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents - 6[-]Preface - 8[-]Chapter 1: The Golden Knoll: People, Place and History - 36[-]Chapter 2: Trimming the Sails to the Wind - 56[-]Chapter 3: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - 106[-]Chapter 4: Booming Business: The Rise of Beam Trawling - 148[-]Chapter 5: Catch Kings and Quota Busters - 188[-]Chapter 6: Commissioned Cooperation: Plentiful and Lean Years - 242[-]Conclusions: Seas of Trouble - 292[-]Appendices - 308[-]Notes - 312[-]References - 318[-]Index - 334
Series Title: MARE publication series, no. 4.
Responsibility: Rob van Ginkel.

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An anthropological exploration of the daily life in the Dutch fishing community from the eighteenth century to present day  Read more...

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