Elspeth Probyn. Eating the Ocean

Elspeth Probyn. Eating the Ocean Agric Hum Values (2017) 34:779–780 DOI 10.1007/s10460-016-9768-2 Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2016, 192pp, ISBN 9780822362357 Carol J. Pierce Colfer   Accepted: 19 December 2016 / Published online: 5 January 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017 Probyn’s book, Eating the Ocean, is fascinating in its fisherman with the realities of commercial fishing. And she emphasis on the interconnections and mutual influences dwells on the alien nature of the ocean, given human needs. among humans, ocean creatures and the ocean itself. Unu- In this chapter, she talks about the historical and present- sual in related scholarship, Probyn writes from a ‘queer day importance of fishing in those communities where live- feminist’ perspective. She tries to view the subject matter lihoods have come from that endeavour; and the dilemmas ‘athwart’ (an earlier meaning of ‘queer’), or crosswise. The with which many such communities are now faced as the writing style and the way she integrates herself in the story oceans are depleted. She examines ‘care’ for the ocean, will be alien to some readers, but I found her analysis an using ideas from Bourdieu—seeking ways to enhance our intriguing and informative ‘take’ on sustainability, systems, caring behavior. She questions the notion of sustainability, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture and Human Values Springer Journals

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