Paper $38.00 ISBN: 9780745399102 Published September 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9780745399157 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Private Oceans

The Enclosure and Marketisation of the Seas

Fiona McCormack

Private Oceans

Fiona McCormack

Distributed for Pluto Press

216 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $38.00 ISBN: 9780745399102 Published September 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9780745399157 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
As the era of thriving small-scale fishing communities continues to wane, Fiona McCormack opens a window into contemporary fisheries quota systems and explores how neoliberalism has become entangled with our approach to environmental management. Grounded in fieldwork and participant observation in New Zealand, Iceland, Ireland, and Hawaii, Private Oceans offers a comparative analysis of the processes of privatization in ecosystem services and traces how value has been repositioned in the market away from productive activities, ultimately causing broad collapse of fishing communities worldwide.
 
Contents
Series Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Glossary
 
Introduction: Neoliberalising the Environment – the Case of Fisheries Quota
1 Disciplining and Incorporating Dissent: Neoliberalism and Indigeneity
2 Sustainability: A Malleable Concept
3 Transferability and Markets
4 Gifts and Commodities: Hawaiian Fisheries
5 Nostalgia: Laments and Precarity
Epilogue: ITQs, Neoliberalism and the Anthropocene
 
Notes
Bibliography
Index
 
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