Seascapes: Shaped by the Sea

Seascapes: Shaped by the Sea

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Despite the fact that the sea covers 70 per cent of the Eartha€™s surface, and is integral to the workings of the world, it has been largely neglected or perceived as marginal in modern consciousness. This edited collection disrupts notions of the sea as a€˜othera€™, as foreign and featureless, through specific, situated accounts which highlight the centrality of the sea for the individuals concerned. Bringing together academics who combine scholarly expertise with lived experiences on, in and with the sea, it examines humansa€™ relationships with the sea. Through the use of auto-ethnographic accounting, the contributors reflect on how the sea has shaped their sense of identity, belonging and connection. They examine what it is to be engaged with the sea, and narrate their lived, sentient, corporeal experiences. The sea is a cultural seascape just as it is physical reality. The sea shapes us and we, in turn, attempt to a€˜shape ita€™ as we construct various versions of it that reflect our on-going and mutable relationship with it. The use of embodied accounts, as a way of conveying lived-experiences, and the integration of relevant theoretical frames for understanding the broader cultural implications provide new opportunities to understand seascapes.... were small, being so close to their falloomphing gave a minor charge from what McGinty has called the a#39;24-karat gold monster-cable speaker wire [which has] one end plugged into [the surf] and the other soldered into your adrenal glanda#39;.

Title:Seascapes: Shaped by the Sea
Author:Mike Brown, Barbara Humberstone
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-02-28


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