Culture, Conflict & Crises in the Icelandic Fisheries
An Anthropological Study of People, Policy & Marine Resources in the North Atlantic Arctic

Uppsala Studies in Cultural Anthropology No. 48

By Neils Einarsson
May 2011
Uppsala University Press
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789155480141
152 pages
$55.00 Paper original

This book is a contribution to studies of social and cultural change in the Icelandic fisheries and fishing communities. Such changes may be seen as a result of the interplay of internal dynamics with both national and global forces and processes, not least with regard to the impacts of fisheries governance.

These changes occur also in an international context of new enviornmental ideologies and perceptions of marine mammals, with consequences for social dynamics of local resource-use. Here it is argued that the conflicts over the harvesting or conservation of cetaceans can productively be understood from a cultural perspective.

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