Dance with a fish? Sensory human-nonhuman encounters in the waterscape of match fishing

Tutkimustuotokset: Kirjoitus kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaLukuTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


This study sets out to explore human–nonhuman encounters in the leisure
activity of match fishing. Informed by practice theory, studies on the body
and the senses, and the human–animal literature, it focuses on analysing
the practice-specific, embodied and sensory doings and sayings of both
humans and nonhumans during match fishing. The findings from threeyear
sensory ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Finnish Lapland suggest
that human–nonhuman encounters can be characterised as partner dancing.
That is, this phenomenon is tantamount to a dance between a fish and
an angler taking place in a dancehall of water, in which the weather acts as
an orchestra framing the rhythm and tempo of the dance. Considering both
fish and anglers, the study emphasises the agential and embodied quality of
human–nonhuman encounters. It challenges the dominant position of the
human, suggesting a move from anthropomorphism to zoomorphism –
animalising the angler in a dance with a fish. The study also provides novel
insights into the dynamic nature of a waterscape, highlighting its dual
nature consisting of the underwater world and the above-water world. In
summary, this study offers a detailed account of the dynamic interactions
between humans, nonhumans and the natural environment.
OtsikkoMultispecies Leisure
AlaotsikkoHuman-Animal Interactions in Leisure Landscapes
ToimittajatPaula Danby, Katherine Dashper, Rebecca Finkel
ISBN (elektroninen)9781003145677
TilaJulkaistu - 13 toukokuuta 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli kokoomateoksessa


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