Fishing for Heritage: Modernity and Loss Along the Scottish Coast / Edition 1

Fishing for Heritage: Modernity and Loss Along the Scottish Coast / Edition 1

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by Jane Nadel-Klein, Jane Nadel Klein
     
 

"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… See more details below

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859735671
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Archetypes, Fantasies and Ethnographic Destinations1
2Stigma and Separation: Fisherfolk as a "Race Apart"21
3Fisher Lassies: Gender, Stereotypes and Marginality51
4Ferryden: Place, Power and Identity93
5Perpetual Crisis and the Making of the Fisherfolk133
6Fisherfolk under Glass? Memory and the Heritage Wars171
Afterword: Scotland in the General and the Particular213
Bibliography221
Index245

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