- Series: Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology (Book 12)
- Hardcover: 254 pages
- Publisher: Berghahn Books; 1 edition (October 30, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845455819
- ISBN-13: 978-1845455811
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,358,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unveiling the Whale: Discourses on Whales and Whaling (Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology) 1st Edition
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"Kalland's direct approach is to be commended as well as the accessibility of the book (blessedly free of jargonized language), and for creating new avenues for further research into the attribution of values and anti-values to highly contentious environmental discourses." · Durham Anthropology Journal
"Kalland's deconstruction of the 'Superwhale' as an environmentalist symbol and magnet for New Age belief systems is a very accessible and engaging example of discourse analysis. Many readers will find it a bit unsettling to recognize their own unexamined pro-whale, anti-whaling sentiments as elements of a hegemonic discourse centered on a figment of shared imagination--a body of values, sentiments, and emotive symbols--rather than a flesh and blood animal." · Choice
"...a unique work. Surprisingly, perhaps, given the prominence of its subject, there is nothing comparable in the literature. It draws on the author's decades-long devotion to the topic. As a result, it is rich in its command of the academic, policy, and popular literatures on the subject. It is, simply put, authoritative. It is also convincing." · Michael Dove, Yale University
"a thorough and very interesting analysis of the whaling controversy." · Kay Milton, Queen's University Belfast
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