The Resource Unveiling the whale : discourses on whales and whaling, Arne Kalland

Unveiling the whale : discourses on whales and whaling, Arne Kalland

Label
Unveiling the whale : discourses on whales and whaling
Title
Unveiling the whale
Title remainder
discourses on whales and whaling
Statement of responsibility
Arne Kalland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Whaling has become one of the most controversial environmental issues. It is not that all whale species are at the brink of extinction, but that whales have become important symbols to both pro- and anti-whaling factions and can easily be appropriated as the common heritage of humankind. This book, the first of its kind, is therefore not about whales and whaling per se but about how people communicate about whales and whaling. It contributes to a better understanding and discussion of controversial environmental issues: Why and how are issues selected? How is knowledge on these issues produced and distributed by organizations and activists? And why do affluent countries like Japan and Norway still support whaling, which is of insignificant economic importance?" "Basing his analysis on fieldwork in Japan and Norway and at the International Whaling Commission, the author argues how an image of a "superwhale" has been constructed and how this image has replaced meat and oil as the important whale commodity. He concludes that the whaling issue provides an arena where NGOs and authorities on each side can unite, swapping political legitimacy and building personal relations that can be useful on issues where relations are less harmonious."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Kalland, Arne
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.C4
LC item number
K25 2009
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL737.C4
NAL item number
K25 2009
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology
Series volume
v. 12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whales
  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • Communication and culture
  • Communication in nature conservation
  • Maritime anthropology
  • Walfang
  • Kontroverse
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • Baleines
  • Baleines
  • Anthropologie maritime
  • Walfang
  • Kontroverse
  • Öffentliche Meinung
Label
Unveiling the whale : discourses on whales and whaling, Arne Kalland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Creation of a 'Superwhale' -- Ch. 2. Whale Protectionists -- Ch. 3. Diverting the Commodity Path -- Ch. 4. International Whaling Commission (IWC) -- Ch. 5. Whaling and Identity -- Ch. 6. Local Responses to Global Issues -- Ch. 7. Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 253 p.
Isbn
9781845455811
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012811
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310401259
  • (OCoLC)ocn310401259
Label
Unveiling the whale : discourses on whales and whaling, Arne Kalland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Creation of a 'Superwhale' -- Ch. 2. Whale Protectionists -- Ch. 3. Diverting the Commodity Path -- Ch. 4. International Whaling Commission (IWC) -- Ch. 5. Whaling and Identity -- Ch. 6. Local Responses to Global Issues -- Ch. 7. Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 253 p.
Isbn
9781845455811
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012811
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310401259
  • (OCoLC)ocn310401259

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