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Docked: The Uncertain Futures of Shrimp Fishers in the Post-BP Oil Spill Era

Jill Ann Harrison

in Buoyancy on the Bayou: Shrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450747
eISBN:
9780801465796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450747.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This concluding chapter discusses the potential implications of the BP oil spill for the continuation of the shrimp fishing industry. While the degree to which the oil spill will impact the fishing ... More


Buoyancy on the Bayou: Shrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization

Jill Ann Harrison

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450747
eISBN:
9780801465796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450747.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Over the past few decades, shrimp has transformed from a luxury food to a kitchen staple. While shrimp-loving consumers have benefited from the lower cost of shrimp, domestic shrimp fishers have ... More


Prologue

Jill Ann Harrison

in Buoyancy on the Bayou: Shrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450747
eISBN:
9780801465796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450747.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This prologue recounts the author's experiences in Bayou Crevette in Louisiana. It details her firsthand experiences with a community and culture that thrives on the local shrimping industry. The ... More


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