Deep Identity, Shallow Time: Sustaining a Future in Victorian Fishing Communities.

Minnegal, Monica and King, Tanya J. and Just, Roger and Dwyer, Peter D. (2003) Deep Identity, Shallow Time: Sustaining a Future in Victorian Fishing Communities. Australian Journal of Anthropology, 14 (1). pp. 53-71. ISSN 1035-8811 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

The full text of this publication is not available from this repository. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1835-9310.2003.tb00220...

Abstract

Like commercial fishers everywhere, it seems, those living in coastal communities of Victoria perceive themselves to be under threat from recreational fishers, environmentalists, imposed management regimes, and modernisation and globalisation of the industry. In responding to these threats they appeal to conventional props of tradition - to continuity in genealogical time, affiliation with place and specialised knowledge and practice. This seems paradoxical, given that most established fishers in Victoria are first or second generation members of an industry that, through its 150-year history, has been characterised by innovation and mobility. That paradox, the AA. argue, is more apparent than real. Fisher identity is grounded primarily in engagement with an environment that is not familiar to outsiders. The paradox arises because fishers, like others who seek to sustain a future in the face of threat from outsiders, reshape strongly felt identity as tradition

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology
Depositing User: C.G.W.G. van-de-Benderskum
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2008 17:02
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 14:17
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/9673 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):