Conversations on the Beach

Un libro in lingua di Gotz Hoeppe edito da Berghahn Books, 2007

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In this ethnography of a small fishing village in the central Indian state of Kerala, Hoeppe (social anthropology, U. of Heidelberg, Germany) explores local environmental knowledge and views of human-environment relations as revealed in language, particularly in its metaphoric and figurative manifestations. Over the course of the study, he discusses the metaphoric conceptualization of space, fishing as an active social process of knowledge making, fishermen's social relationship with the sea and accompanying symbolic interpreting rituals, and fishermen's perceptions of state interventions that have affected local fishing in the colonial and independence eras. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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