Littoral Society: The Concept and the Problems

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Show simple item record Pearson, Michael en_US 2009-11-12T04:44:33Z 2009-11-12T04:44:33Z 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006006268 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pearson, M. 2006 'Littoral Society: The Concept and the Problems', Journal of World History, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 353-373. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1045-6007 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract In any study of seascapes, an investigation of the littoral must be central, for it is here that land and sea meet. Is there such a thing as littoral society? Is it possible to go around the shores of an ocean, or a sea, or indeed the whole world and identify societies that have more in common with other littoral societies than they do with their inland neighbors? If so, do these societies draw more on their forelands?that is, their maritime connections?than on their hinterlands? Fishing peoples, who ostensibly are quintessential littoral peoples, exemplify the difficulties of this identification. While their men draw their livelihood from the sea, their women engage in processing and marketing on land, and the whole fishing community is dependent on landbased economic forces. Many fishing communities engage in agriculture as well as piscatorial activity. Concepts of littoral society need to be sensitive to gradations along the strand, from the more aquatic Marsh Arabs and peddlers at the floating markets in Bangkok to peasants who happen to live on the coast. Three criteria in particular need attention: location, occupation, and culture. en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
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dc.title Littoral Society: The Concept and the Problems en_US
dc.parent Journal of World History en_US
dc.journal.volume 17 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Honalulu, Hawaii, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 353 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 373 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 210300 en_US
dc.personcode 997007 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.staffid 997007 en_US

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