Clean & bright, no exterior lib. marks, few inside, Never Loaned! 181 pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: James Acheson's detailed account of lobstering in Maine quickly dispels notions that the lobstermen is the eastern version of the cowboy, struggling alone for survival against the elements. In reality, he writes, "the lobster fisherman is caught up in a thick and complex web of social relationships. Survival in the industry depends as much on the ability to manipulate social relationships as on technical skills." Acheson replaces our romantic image of the lobsterman with descriptions of the highly territorial and hierarchical "harbor gangs," daily and annual cycles of lobstering, intricacies of marketing the catch, and the challenge of managing a communal resource.
Product Description: An anthropologist describes the working world of Maine lobstermen, focusing on the intricate personal network that sustains them.
Title: The Lobster Gangs of Maine
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Very Good +
Edition: First Printing Stated.
Book Description UPNE, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-168-17-9742809
Book Description Oct 01, 1988. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW, PERFECT. Bookseller Inventory # 809785
Book Description UPNE, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0874514371