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Conversations on the Beach: Fishermen's Knowledge, Metaphor and Environmental Change in South India

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Conversations on the Beach: Fishermen's Knowledge, Metaphor and Environmental Change in South India - Hoeppe, Gotz
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Already on the margins of an agrarian society, the marine fisherfolk of the South Indian state of Kerala are faced with a severe environmental problem: overfishing. The actions of trawlers and industrial fishing ships, it seems, have caused the resources on which they depend to dwindle rapidly. Yet what may appear to be a clear-cut case of cause, effect and responsibility turns out to be a complex issue. Local perceptions of the environment are deeply enmeshed with notions of morality, the self and people's understanding of ...

Conversations on the Beach: Fishermen's Knowledge, Metaphor and Environmental Change in South India 2007, Berghahn Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781845450151

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