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Ethnoichthyology of Southeast Alaska

Ethnoichthyology of Southeast Alaska

Project Details

Funding Sources

  • URECA: $

Abstract

During 2014, Andrew Thomason will conduct ethnographic work in Southeast Alaska with regards to local ethnoichthyology, a relatively unexplored sub-discipline of ethnobiology. Andrew will explore cultural phenomenon regarding fish by means of conducting ethnographic interviews to illicit knowledge, perspectives, utility, values, and superstitions held by fisherpersons of their fish. As part of this process, Andrew will conduct ethnographies in Sitka, Kodiak and Juneau, Alaska- three locations of major state economic contributions via fishing. Andrew will be photographing his experiences during his ethnographic work and travels, the photographic work of which is intended to be displayed at the UAS Juneau campus.