Sense of place and socio-cultural values in fishing communities along the English Channel

Acott, Timothy G. and Urquhart, Julie ORCID: 0000-0001-5000-4630 (2014) Sense of place and socio-cultural values in fishing communities along the English Channel. In: Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 257-277. ISBN 9789400779105

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There is increasing interest in the social and cultural impacts of marine fisheries in coastal communities. This chapter uses the idea of ‘sense of place’ to explore the material and perceptual relations that emerge as a result of marine fishing in a range of villages and towns in France and England along the English Channel. Currently sense of place is an underused concept in resource management in general and within fisheries management in particular. We show how sense of place can be used to make visible a range of social and cultural values that emerge from the process of marine fishing. These values can then be expressed within a cultural ecosystem services framework, potentially helping to make the results accessible to a broader range of stakeholders, including policy makers and those involved in developing sustainable communities. The chapter concludes with some thoughts about the usefulness of approaches like actor network theory in providing relational perspectives for understanding marine fisheries management.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 14. Hardcover ISBN978-94-007-7910-5 Softcover ISBN978-94-024-0769-3 DOI10.1007/978-94-007-7911-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishing communities; England
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Katie Hickford
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 13:44
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:41

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