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At home on the waves : human habitation of the sea from the mesolithic to today

Author: Tanya J King; Gary Robinson
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2019. ©2019
Series: Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, v. 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Contemporary public discourses about the ocean are routinely characterized by scientific and environmentalist narratives that imagine and idealize marine spaces in which humans are absent. In contrast, this collection explores the variety of ways in which people have long made themselves at home at sea, and continue to live intimately with it. In doing so, it brings together both ethnographic and archaeological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
At home on the waves
New York : Berghahn Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2019012629
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tanya J King; Gary Robinson
ISBN: 9781789201420 178920142X
OCLC Number: 1084353888
Description: xx, 372 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
List of tables --
Foreword --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction: at sea in the twenty-first century / Tanya J. King and Gary Robinson --
Moving beyond the "scape" to being in the (watery) world, wherever / Hannah Cobb and Jesse Ransley --
Working grounds, producing places and becoming at home at sea / Penny McCall Howard --
Re-examining Brazilian middens in light of new information about seafaring technology / Daniela Klokler and MaDu Gaspar --
Seamless archaeology: the use of archaeology in the study of seascapes --
Caroline Wickham-Jones --
Moving along: wayfinding, following and non-verbal communication across the frozen seascape of east Greenland/ Sophie Cacilie Elixhauser --
Drawing gestures: body movement in perceiving and communicating submerged landscapes / Cristian Simonetti --
Exploration of a buried seascape: the cultural maritime landscapes of tremadoc bay / Gary Robinson --
Fish traps of the crocodile islands: windows on another world / Bentley James --
A community-based approach to documenting and interpreting the cultural seascapes of the recherche archipelago, western Australia / David Guilfoyle, Ross Anderson, Ron "Doc" Reynolds, and Tom Kimber --
Recognized seaworthy: resistance and transformation among Icelandic fisherwomen / Margaret Willson and Helga Tryggvadottir --
"It is windier nowadays": coastal livelihoods and seascape-making in qeqertarsuaq, west Greenland / Pelle Tejsner --
Home-making on land and sea in the archipelagic Philippines / Olivia Swift --
Fishing for food and fun: how fishing practices mediate physical and discursive relationships with the sea in carteret county, North Carolina, USA / Noelle Boucquey and Lisa Campbell --
Sea-nomads: mobile maritime populations of southeast Asia / Natasha Stacey and Eddie Allison --
Formal and informal territoriality in ocean management / Tanya J. King --
Afterword.
Series Title: Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, v. 24.
Responsibility: edited by Tanya J. King and Gary Robinson.

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