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A shifting shore : locals, outsiders, and the transformation of a French fishing town, 1823-2000

Author: Alice Garner
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2005.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How does tourism transform fishing communities into vibrant resorts, working shores into bathing beaches? In A Shifting Shore, Alice Garner traces the ways fisherfolk, bathers, investors, and engineers understood, claimed, and remade the shores of the Bassin d'Arcachon, a prime fishing and oyster-farming site in southwestern France, over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Garner's interest in the coastline - a
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Garner, Alice, 1969-
Shifting shore.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004015588
(OCoLC)56011219
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Garner
ISBN: 9781501727207 1501727206
OCLC Number: 1042220155
Awards: Winner of Finalist, New South Wales Premier's History Awards.
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. Hideous virginity, or beautiful maps on Annonay paper --
2. A site of contention : the Pres Sales of La Teste --
3. To suspend the ocean --
4. Oceano Nox --
5. An emotional tableau --
6. Movement and life : the Bordeaux-La Teste railway line --
7. The Pacific conquests of hygiene --
8. Whistles and pickets, or dejecta of all sorts --
9. A magnificent panorama --
10. Posing for posterity --
Epilogue : other occupations.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Alice Garner.
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