Littoral Society: The Concept and the Problems

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dc.contributor.author Pearson, MN
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-12T04:44:33Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of World History, 2006, 17 (4), pp. 353 - 373
dc.identifier.issn 1045-6007
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3266
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 forelandsthat is, their maritime connectionsthan 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.
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1353/jwh.2006.0059
dc.title Littoral Society: The Concept and the Problems
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of World History
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 17
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
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2103 Historical Studies
dc.personcode 997007
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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