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Ryan Tucker Jones

, Arsen'ev gained a deep knowledge of its natural world and the late empire's environmental practices, both good and bad. During his time at Dal'rybokhota, he rendered judgment on numerous private petitions to whale in Far Eastern waters, provided

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Twins Are Birds and a Whale Is a Fish, a Mammal, a Submarine

Revisiting 'Primitive Mentality' as a Question of Ontology

T. M. S. Evens

Refuting the rationalist implication that the Nuer statement “twins are birds“ is dumb, Evans-Pritchard held that the statement should be taken as a figure of speech. Against his interpretation, I argue that the Nuer, at the time of Evans-Pritchard's research, understood their statement to be true in an ordinary sense. In effect, my argument continues to suppose that the perception of the world implicit in the Nuer statement differs in a fundamental way from that of moderns. However, instead of having to conclude that the Nuer statement about twins and birds is indeed dumb (or that we have never been modern in any distinguishing sense), my argument develops an ontological thought-experiment that theorizes the relative validity of the Nuer perception.

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Accounting for Loss in Fish Stocks

A Word on Life as Biological Asset

Jennifer E. Telesca

policy maker, scientific expert, industrial handler of fish, or marine advocate: the treatment of tuna, cod, dolphin, and whale as quantifiable stock . Such naming practices illuminate a “regime of value” ( Appadurai 1986 ) that privileges animals as

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Ian Wojcik-Andrews

Films for young audiences today, particularly those deemed multicultural such as Whale Rider or Up, combine two journeys or quests, those of an elderly person and those of a young child. These films and others, such as The Secret of Roan Inish, represent a new genre called Kid Quests. This article examines the history, defining features, and cultural worth of kid quests and discusses their value and relevance to topics current in diversity studies such as age.

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Gold for a Golden Age

Sacred Money and Islamic Freedom in a Global Sufi Order

Nils Bubandt

Global protest is changing. In the 1980s and 1990s, single-cause forms of protest to save the whale, protect the rain forest, or advocate indigenous rights increasingly replaced the lifelong loyalties that people had previously demonstrated through class-based, unionized forms of protest. This article argues that we may now be seeing a second shift in global protest that combines personal sub-politics with a collective, religious vision. I will illustrate how twists in political geo-politics and modernity have allowed for the emergence of not only religious forms of social movements but also religious forms of global protest. An analysis of the paradoxical links between faith and finance in the Murabitun movement, a global Sufi brotherhood of converts to Islam from Europe, Africa, and the United States, provides the basis for the argument.

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Ian C Smith and Aysar Ghassan

scratching at the polyunsaturated fat of the land, we conjoined, became bigfoot, formed two fingers and thrust them down a sperm whale’s throat. * Bleeeuuurrrggghh! Bleeeuuurrrggghh! It promptly chucked up all the ambergris it had. We grew rich, glugged from

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Appropriate Targets

Global Patterns in Interaction and Conflict Surrounding Cetacean Conservation and Traditional Marine Hunting Communities

Florence Durney

In April 2017, a 16-year-old Yupik boy harpooned his first whale, an event that would normally be met with excitement as a major rite of passage in his community of Gambell, Alaska. Instead, the success of his hunt was posted on Facebook, where he

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Andrei V. Grinëv

whales in the Pacific Ocean, and in 1854 the ship arrived in Bremen, where for the procured oil and baleen it received 88,000 silver rubles, though the ship itself was sold at a significant loss owing to the outbreak of the Crimean War. 25 During this

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Tlingit Repatriation in Museums

Ceremonies of Sovereignty

Aldona Jonaitis

In 1997, Mark Jacobs Jr., the leader of the Tlingit Angoon Dakl’aweidí clan, stood in a hall at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DNMS), proudly wearing the Killer Whale Clan Hat, which was being repatriated to his clan. 1 In proper Tlingit

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Mark C. J. Stoddart and Paula Graham

of the tourism industry, which signals a shift toward “attractive development” ( Luke 2002 ), relies heavily on images of natural environments and emphasizes activities like viewing whales or icebergs. Attractive development re-imagines rural