The sea commands : community and perception of the environment in a Portuguese fishing village / Paulo Mendes ; translated from the Portuguese by Luís Pires.

Author
Mendes, Paulo [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York : Berghahn Books, 2021.
  • ©2021
Description
ix, 202 pages : maps ; 24 cm.

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Summary note
"Azenha do Mar is a fishing community on the southwest coast of Portugal. It came into existence around forty years ago, as an outcome of the abandonment of work in the fields and of propitious ecological conditions. This book looks at the migration processes since the founding of the community and how they relate to the social inequalities for property and labour which prevail today. The book also reflects upon the personal experience of the ethnographer in the field balancing the importance of methodology on the one hand and fieldwork as a research process on the other"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • A monographic overview : Azenha do Mar's place in space and time
  • Archaeology of a thought : maritime anthropology, sea and environment perception
  • Fishing, everyday life and relationships
  • Personal experience and fieldwork
  • 'Camones' and 'natives' : tourists and the conscience of self
  • Community : residence, identity and environment
  • Conclusion.
ISBN
  • 9781789209112 (hardcover)
  • 1789209110 (hardcover)
LCCN
2020026221
OCLC
1162187506
Other standard number
  • 40030330907
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