Being Ethical Among Vezo People : Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Conservation in Madagascar

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  • Author(s): Frank Muttenzer
  • Series:
    Anthropology of Well-Being: Individual, Community, Society
  • Publication Information:
    Lanham : Lexington Books. 2020
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Being Ethical among Vezo People analyzes environmental change in reef ecosystems of southwest Madagascar and the impacts of global fishery markets on Vezo people's well-being. The ethnography describes fishers'changing perceptions of the physical environment in the context of livelihood and ritual practices and discusses their shared understandings of how Vezo persons should live. Under new marine protected area regulations, each village is responsible for managing its octopus fishery with a temporal closure. Frank Muttenzer argues that locals'willingness to improve well-being does not commit them to a conservationist ethos. To cope with resource depletion Vezo people migrate to distant resource-rich marine frontiers, target fast growing species, and perform rituals that purport to affect their luck in fishing and marine foraging. But they doubt conservationists'opinion that coral reef ecosystems can be managed for sustainable yield. The richly documented, elegantly theorized, and fresh ethnographic outlook on the Vezo addresses current issues in marine ecology and conservation, small-scale fisheries, and the semiotics of rural livelihoods and human well-being, particularly its expression in ritual. It will be of strong interest to environmental scientists, Madagascar specialists, and anthropology generalists alike; particularly those who are interested in what the modes of engagement with the environment of foraging peoples can teach us about the human condition at large, and the nature-culture debates in particular.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781498593298. 9781498593304.
    • Accession Number:
      1155992118
    • Accession Number:
      2481142
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    • ABNT:
      FRANK MUTTENZER. Being Ethical Among Vezo People : Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Conservation in Madagascar. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020. ISBN 9781498593298. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2481142. Acesso em: 19 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Frank Muttenzer. Being Ethical Among Vezo People : Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Conservation in Madagascar. Lexington Books; 2020. Accessed September 19, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2481142
    • APA:
      Frank Muttenzer. (2020). Being Ethical Among Vezo People : Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Conservation in Madagascar. Lexington Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Frank Muttenzer. 2020. Being Ethical Among Vezo People : Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Conservation in Madagascar. Anthropology of Well-Being: Individual, Community, Society. Lanham: Lexington Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2481142.
    • Harvard:
      Frank Muttenzer (2020) Being Ethical Among Vezo People : Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Conservation in Madagascar. Lanham: Lexington Books (Anthropology of Well-Being: Individual, Community, Society). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2481142 (Accessed: 19 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Frank Muttenzer 2020, Being Ethical Among Vezo People : Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Conservation in Madagascar, Anthropology of Well-Being: Individual, Community, Society, Lexington Books, Lanham, viewed 19 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Frank Muttenzer. Being Ethical Among Vezo People : Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Conservation in Madagascar. Lexington Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2481142.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Frank Muttenzer. Being Ethical Among Vezo People : Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Conservation in Madagascar. Anthropology of Well-Being: Individual, Community, Society. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2481142.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Frank Muttenzer. Being Ethical Among Vezo People : Fisheries, Livelihoods, and Conservation in Madagascar [Internet]. Lanham: Lexington Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 19]. (Anthropology of Well-Being: Individual, Community, Society). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2481142