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Becoming Salmon : Aquaculture and the Domestication of a Fish / Marianne Elisabeth Lien.

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Author/Creator:
Lien, Marianne Elisabeth, author.
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2015]
Series:
California Studies in Food and Culture ; 55
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Salmon farming -- Social aspects.
Salmon farming.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Becoming Salmon is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. In this careful and nuanced study, Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and subject to animal-welfare legislation. Drawing on fieldwork on and off salmon farms, Lien follows farmed Atlantic salmon through contemporary industrial husbandry, exposing how salmon are bred to be hungry, globally mobile, and "alien" in their watersheds of origin. Attentive to both the economic context of industrial food production and the materiality of human-animal relations, this book highlights the fragile and contingent relational practices that constitute salmon aquaculture and the multiple ways of "becoming salmon" that emerge as a result.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: Salmon in the Making
2. Tracking Salmon
3. Becoming Hungry: Introducing the Salmon Domus
4. Becoming Biomass: Appetite, Numbers, and Managerial Control
5. Becoming Scalable: Speed, Feed, and Temporal Alignments
6. Becoming Sentient: Choreographies of Caring and Killing
7. Becoming Alien: Back to the River
8. Tails
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 16. Mai 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780520961838
OCLC:
910935596
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520961838 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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