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''I've Had Dolphins . . . Looking for Abalone for Me": Oral History and the Subjectivities of Marine Engagement

Gaynor, Andrea; McCann, Margarita


While oral histories have been used as a source of information about marine species and ecosystems in the past, this article explores how oral histories of fishers and divers can be read as narratives about human relationships with marine environments and animals. We propose that in listening closely to people who have long and intimate experience of the underwater world, we can begin to understand the emotional and experiential dimensions of unsustainable fishing practices. These narratives...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: The Oral History Review
DOI: 10.1093/ohr/ohx023


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