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This watery world : humans and the sea

by Vartan P Messier; Nandita Batra;

  Book  |  Rev. 2nd ed

"Real" as well as "Representational."   (2009-04-20)

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Human beings have a multiplicity of bonds with the sea: “real” as well as representational.  Acknowledging the validity of both aspects, this collection of essays attempts to provide an archaeology of the human-marine nexus. It draws together papers and images from those who have both material and metaphoric relations with the sea: activists, divers, marine biologists, environmentalists, artists, photographers and humanistic scholars. Examining a range of topics—from  the use of marine metaphors in literature, film and the media, to the untold histories of the so-called history-less sea, to the portrayal of sharks in documentaries, and strategies for saving our damaged beaches and coral-reefs in the Caribbean—the  essays in this volume constitute not the “grand narrative” of human-marine relations but the multiple subjectivities of localized, individual perspectives.




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