New PDF release: Eating the Ocean

By Elspeth Probyn

In Eating the Ocean Elspeth Probyn investigates the profound significance of the sea and the way forward for fish and human entanglement. On her ethnographic trip round the world's oceans and fisheries, she reveals that the sea is being simplified in a nutrition politics that's overwhelmingly land established and preoccupied with buzzwords like "local" and "sustainable." constructing a conceptual tack that mixes serious research and embodied ethnography, she dives into the profitable and endangered bluefin tuna industry, the gendered politics of "sustainability," the ghoulish enterprise of manufacturing fish meal and fish oil for animals and people, and the lengthy background of encounters among people and oysters. Seeing the sea because the web site of the entanglement of a number of species—which are all implicated within the interactions of expertise, tradition, politics, and the market—enables us to consider how one can improve a reflexive ethics of style and position dependent within the cognizance that we can't break out the foodstuff politics of the human-fish relationship. 

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