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Author Griffith, David, 1951-

Title Fishers at work, workers at sea : a Puerto Rican journey through labor and refuge / David Griffith and Manuel Valdés Pizzini
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages) : illustrations
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Preface -- Divided selves: Domestic production and wage labor in Puerto Rico and anthropology -- Palatable coercion: Fishing in Puerto Rican history -- Puerto Rican fisheries -- Chiripas: Working class opportunity and semiproletarianization -- Injury and therapy -- Road less traveled: Proletarianization and its discontents -- Power games: Work versus leisure along Puerto Rico's coast -- fragments of refuge -- References -- Index -- Photographs follow page 120
Summary Small-scale fishing, a house-hold based enterprise in Puerto Rico, rarely provides sufficient income for a family, but it anchors their culture and sense of themselves within that culture. Even when family members must engage in wage work to supplement house-hold income, they think of themselves as fishers. Liche typifies these wage workers: "When he was quite young, he left the island to struggle in other lands, to work, to raise a family, to send home the money he earned. Ten, twenty, thirty years passed ... during which he did not once fish or even see the ocean. But in a boat-building f
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-261) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fisheries -- Puerto Rico.
Fishers -- Puerto Rico -- Interviews.
Fishers -- Puerto Rico.
Household surveys -- Puerto Rico.
Migrant labor -- Puerto Rico.
Migrant labor -- United States.
Puerto Ricans -- Florida.
Puerto Ricans -- New York (State) -- New York.
Wages -- Fishers -- Puerto Rico.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
Author Valdés Pizzini, Manuel, 1954-
ISBN 1439907633 electronic bk
9781439907634 electronic bk