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Revaluing Coastal Fisheries

How Small Boats Navigate New Markets and Technology

Authors: Dobeson, Alexander

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  • Illustrates and explains the consequences of neoliberal reform on rural economies
  • Draws on an extensive body of literature on economic sociology and science and technology studies
  • Offers a novel understanding of modern resource management and rural development
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This book illustrates and explains the consequences of neoliberal reform on rural economies. Based on an ethnographic case study of coastal fisheries in Iceland, it poses the following questions: How are rural fishers navigating liberal capitalism? And how are new markets, property-rights and digital technologies transforming rural economies? By drawing on an extensive body of literature on economic sociology and science and technology studies, the book offers a novel understanding of the role of market-based reform for rural development.

About the authors

Alexander Dobeson is a researcher at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University, Sweden, and member of the Uppsala Lab of Economic Sociology. His research interests include economic sociology and science and technology studies with particular emphasis on the intersection of markets, property rights, technology and culture in contemporary capitalism.

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“Revaluing Coastal Fisheries is a fantastic book with many surprising observations. Drawing on an exciting ethnography of fisheries, it shows us that relations of economization that take place during neo-liberal marketization are varied in nature and have unexpected outcomes. It is a must read for researchers who areinterested in markets and economic transformation.” (Koray Çalışkan, The New School, USA and Bogazici University, Turkey)
“The beauty is in the detail of this first of its kind ethnography of the economic and cultural transformation of Icelandic coastal fishing. From the use of new scopic media to observe the ocean, the fish and the competition to processing, it brings out the mechanisms of the reconfiguration of the rural into an epistemic culture of a ‘quality’ marketization of nature.” (Karin Knorr Cetina, University of Chicago, USA)
“This is a timely and perceptive take on coastal fishing, in the days of virtual aquaria, panoptic surveillance, social media, neoliberal economies, and environmental change. Drawing upon intensive fieldwork in Iceland and a thorough exploration of social theory, Dobeson has crafted a much broader account of fishing than one is usually offered, which is highly relevant in the modern world, far beyond the narrow empirical context of his study.” (Gísli Pálsson, University of Iceland, Iceland)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05087-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05086-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revaluing Coastal Fisheries
Book Subtitle
How Small Boats Navigate New Markets and Technology
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05087-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05087-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05086-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 266
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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