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Island Voices

Fisheries and Community Survival in Northern Norway

Like their counterparts in developing countries, rural people living on the periphery of developed nations are increasingly vulnerable to forces beyond their control. Farmers, miners, and fishermen must cope with periodic resource scarcities, fluctuating global markets, and neoliberal trade pacts. Island Voices explores this struggle through the perspective of people living on Arnøya, an island off northern Norway. John C. Kennedy spent years collecting their stories, each of which offers resounding proof of how change, both local and global, has unevenly benefited the island’s four villages.

196 pages | 23 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2

Anthropology: Cultural and Social Anthropology

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Table of Contents

Preface: Voices
Chapter 1: Historical Context
Chapter 2: The Beginnings of Change
Chapter 3: Transitions
Chapter 4: Crises on the Sea and on the Land
Chapter 5: A Voyage to Finnmark: The Contemporary Fishery
Chapter 6: Unity and Competition: Changing Transportation Policies
Chapter 7: The Class of 1974-75
Chapter 8: Conclusions
Epilogue 2003
Appendix 1: Methodology
Appendix 2: The Cod Crisis in Atlantic Canada

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