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University of California Press
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Becoming Salmon is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. In this careful and nuanced study, Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and subject to animal-welfare legislation.

Drawing on fieldwork on and off salmon farms, Lien traces farmed Atlantic salmon through contemporary industrial husbandry, exposing how salmon are bred to be hungry, globally mobile, and "alien" in their watersheds of origin. Attentive to both the economic context of industrial food production and the embodied materiality of human-animal relations, this book highlights the fragile and contingent relational practices that constitute salmon aquaculture and the multiple ways of "becoming salmon" that emerge as a result.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraph
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  1. Contents
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. 1. Introduction: Salmon in the Making
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. 2. Tracking Salmon
  2. pp. 27-47
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  1. 3. Becoming Hungry: Introducing the Salmon Domus
  2. pp. 48-75
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  1. 4. Becoming Biomass: Appetite, Numbers, and Managerial Control
  2. pp. 76-103
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  1. 5. Becoming Scalable: Speed, Feed, and Temporal Alignments
  2. pp. 104-125
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  1. 6. Becoming Sentient: Choreographies of Caring and Killing
  2. pp. 126-147
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  1. 7. Becoming Alien: Back to the River
  2. pp. 148-163
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  1. 8. Tails
  2. pp. 164-172
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 173-196
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  1. References
  2. pp. 197-208
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  1. Index, Other Works in the Series
  2. pp. 209-214
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520961838
Related ISBN
9780520280564
MARC Record
OCLC
910935596
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2015-08-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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