Revaluing Coastal Fisheries: How Small Boats Navigate New Markets and Technology

Alexander Dobeson*

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This book illustrates and explains the consequences of neoliberal reform on rural economies. Based on an ethnographic case study of coastal fisheries in Iceland, it poses the following questions: How are rural fishers navigating liberal capitalism? And how are new markets, property-rights and digital technologies transforming rural economies? By drawing on an extensive body of literature on economic sociology and science and technology studies, the book offers a novel understanding of the role of market-based reform for rural development.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages266
ISBN (Print)9783030050863
ISBN (Electronic)9783030050870
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

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