River readings: the environmental knowledge-practices of angling

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dc.contributor.author Bear, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Eden, Sally
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-07T10:56:36Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-07T10:56:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Bear , C & Eden , S 2009 , ' River readings: the environmental knowledge-practices of angling ' . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 151687
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/5759
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5759
dc.identifier.uri http://www.landscape.ac.uk/Abstracts-Panel%20Session%204.pdf en
dc.description Bear C, Eden S. 2009. River Readings: the environmental knowledge-practices of angling. Living Landscapes Conference, Aberystwyth University, 18 June 2009. en
dc.description.abstract This paper is about the ways in which anglers read rivers as landscapes, as contexts and as places in which they develop their own knowledge-practices and also coproduce water environments. Drawing on semi-structured interviews and participant observation conducted with anglers who fish on the Rivers Swale, Ure and Esk in northern England between 2006-2008, it considers how supposedly ‘lay’ people develop skills of environmental interpretation, mental mapping and modelling, visual and nonvisual sensing and sense-making through being part of a rapidly changing and diverse environment. Through this, it emphasises that humans and nonhumans are intimately and relationally connected through their everyday, even mundane, environmental knowledge-practices. It shows that the ways in which anglers read rivers matters. First, it demonstrates how bodies in environments coevolve in multiple sensory contexts. Second, anglers’ readings are also put to work in terms of physical environmental management and construction, as well as political environmental campaigning and tenure patterns. Third, their readings are often neglected in favour of the representation of the public as ‘lay’ – as unspecialised, often ignorant, commonly powerless and tragically disconnected from ‘nature’. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title River readings: the environmental knowledge-practices of angling en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference abstract en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Other IGES Research en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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