Conservation and care: material politics and Atlantic salmon on Newfoundland’s Gander River

Mather, Charles and Daniels, Jennifer (2017) Conservation and care: material politics and Atlantic salmon on Newfoundland’s Gander River. Maritime Studies, 16 (17). ISSN 2212-9790

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Abstract

This paper aims to contribute to an emerging and vibrant body of post-structural scholarship situated within science technology and society (STS) on practices and their role in world making. Our focus is Atlantic salmon conservation in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. We examine the different material and social orders that have over time connected human and salmon bodies. These different socio-material orders do not exist in harmony. On the contrary, they are in tension and reflect different visions/versions of how to conserve and care for Atlantic salmon. Our contribution is to interfere with the dominant narrative of Atlantic salmon conservation by drawing on the concept of care, and by introducing a new salmon that we call the willful salmon.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/13020
Item ID: 13020
Additional Information: Memorial University Open Access Author's Fund
Keywords: Atlantic salmon, Newfoundland, Conservation, Material politics
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Date: 8 November 2017
Date Type: Publication
Geographic Location: Gander River, Newfoundland
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