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Environment, labour and capitalism at sea : 'working the ground' in Scotland

Author: Penny McCall Howard
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2017]
Series: New ethnographies.
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This book explores how fishers make the sea productive through their labour, using technologies ranging from wooden boats to digital GPS plotters to create familiar places in a seemingly hostile environment. It shows how their lives are affected by capitalist forces in the markets they sell to, forces that shape even the relations between fishers on the same boat. Fishers frequently have to make impossible choices  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny McCall Howard
ISBN: 9781784994143 1784994146
OCLC Number: 954426095
Awards: Winner of Winner of the American Anthropological Association's Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize for 2018 2018 (UK)
Description: x, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: IntroductionPart I: A metabolism of labour and environment1 'Working the ground'2 From Wullie's Peak to the Burma: naming places at seaPart II: Techniques and technologies3 Techniques to extend the body and its senses4 From 'where am I?' to 'where is that?' Rethinking navigationPart III: Capitalism and class5 'You just can't get a price': the difference political economy makes6 Structural violence in ecological systemsConclusion: labour, class, environments and anthropologyIndex -- .
Series Title: New ethnographies.
Other Titles: Environment, labor and capitalism at sea
Responsibility: Penny McCall Howard.

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This book combines phenomenology and political economy to offer new approaches for analyses of human-environment relations and technologies. It contributes to the social studies of fisheries through  Read more...

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