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Fishing for Heritage

Fishing for Heritage - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1859735671

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ISBN13: 978-1859735671
ISBN10: 1859735673
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Berg Publishers, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Fishing for Heritage - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1859735671

NADEL-KLEIN

ISBN13: 978-1859735671
ISBN10: 1859735673
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Berg Publishers, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Castles, lochs, seascapes. Coastal Scotland is one of the world's most romanticized tourist destinations, yet it is in the midst of severe economic decline. The North Atlantic fisheries crisis has hit Scottish communities hard and local fisherfolk are faced with chronic insecurity, anxiety over the decline of fishing and doubts about their cultural survival. The decline of this traditional industry has been accompanied by growing tourism along Scottish shores. Fishing villages are marketed for tourist consumption and culture has become a commodity.Drawing upon fieldwork, novels, folk music and travel literature, Nadel-Klein explores how these influences have affected locals' sense of identity and presence within a modern European nation. How is identity linked to power? What role do memory and authenticity play in the creation of Scottish heritage? How do locals feel about the onslaught of tourists? The topical nature of these issues and their relevance to other regions facing similar tensions make this book an important contribution to contemporary anthropology.

Author Bio

Jane Nadel-Klein is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Trinity College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Archetypes, Fantasies and Ethnographic Destinations
Stigma and Separation: Fisherfolk as a "Race Apart"
Fisher Lassies: Gender, Stereotypes and Marginality
Ferryden: Place, Power and Identity
Perpetual Crisis and the Making of the Fisherfolk
Fisherfolk under Glass? Memory and the Heritage Wars
Afterword: Scotland in the General and the Particular
Bibliography
Index

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