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Fishing for a Career: Alternative Livelihoods and the Hardheaded Art of Academic Failure

Cleland, Deborah


Charting the course: The world of alternative livelihood research brings a heavy history of paternalistic colonial intervention and moralising. In particular, subsistence fishers in South East Asia are cyclical attractors of project funding to help them exit poverty and not ‘further degrade the marine ecosystem’ (Cinner et al. 2011), through leaving their boats behind and embarking on non-oceanic careers. What happens, then, when we turn an autoethnographic eye on the livelihood of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Working-Class Studies


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