Dr. Karen Hébert - Ethnology Colloquium
Start Date: Mar 24, 2016 - 03:30pm
End Date: Mar 24, 2016 - 05:00pm
Location: ANTH 248
Dr. Karen Hébert New Species of Environmental Politics: Taking Sides with Salmon in Coastal Alaska Salmon has become the centerpiece of recent efforts to protest controversial resource development proposals in coastal Alaska. How has salmon emerged as such a mobilizing force, and what does this reveal about environmental politics in the present? Drawing on ethnographic research in southeastern and southwestern Alaska, this talk explores how changes to salmon production in the early 2000s helped reposition commercial fishing from an environmentally extractive endeavor into one conceived in terms of ecological stewardship.