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Fishers and Scientists in Modern Turkey: The Management of Natural Resources, Knowledge and Identity on the Eastern Black Sea Coast (Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology)
Fishers and Scientists in Modern Turkey: The Management of Natural Resources, Knowledge and Identity on the Eastern Black Sea Coast (Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology) by Ståle Knudsen
Fishers and Scientists in Modern Turkey: The Management of Natural Resources, Knowledge and Identity on the Eastern Black Sea Coast (Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology) Author: Ståle Knudsen
Title: Fishers and Scientists in Modern Turkey: The Management of Natural Resources, Knowledge and Identity on the Eastern Black Sea Coast (Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology)
ISBN: 1845454405
ISBN13: 978-1845454401
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Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Berghahn Books; 1 edition (December 1, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Science & Math
Size PDF version: 1269 kb
Size EPUB version: 1714 kb
Subcategory: Biological Sciences




Through the ethnography and history of fish production, seafood consumption, state modernizing policies and marine science, this book analyzes the role of local knowledge in the management of marine resources on the Eastern Black Sea coast of Turkey. Fishing, science and other ways of knowing and relating to fish and the sea are analyzed as particular ways of life conditioned by history, ideology and daily practice. The approach adopted here allows for a broader analysis of the role knowledge plays in the management of common pool resources (CPR) than is provided in much of the contemporary CPR debate that tends to have a somewhat narrow focus on institutions and rules. By contrast, the author argues that also local knowledge and the larger historical and ideological context of production, as manifest in state modernization policies and consumption patterns, should be taken into account when trying to explain the current management regime in Turkish Black Sea fisheries.