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Environment, Labour and Capitalism at SeaWorking the Ground' in Scotland$
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Penny McCall Howard

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781784994143

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784994143.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea
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Penny McCall Howard

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784994143.003.0001

Key aspects of the history, social relations and economy of the west of Scotland, particularly the area around the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh. The market pressures that lead to deaths at sea are outlined, and the book’s labour-centred approach to analysis is introduced. The book’s content is situated in both phenomenological and political economy approaches to anthropological analysis. It is also situated historically in the development of capitalism, waged labour and fisheries on the west coast of Scotland and anthropological studies of Scotland and the sea. Finally, the introduction outlines the details of sea-centered approach to ethnographic fieldwork that the book is based on, and the opportunities and limitations this afforded.

Keywords:   Scotland, Anthropology, History, Ethnographic methods, The sea, Labour, Skye, Fishing, Nephrops

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