The Cultural Politics of Fish and Humans

This article reframes fisheries sustainability as a matter of production and consumption. It argues that only a more-thanhuman approach that takes seriously the entanglement of all oceanic entities—fish, fishers, water—can tackle the sustainability of fish. In order to bring this to fruition, an affective oceanic habitus needs to be mobilized. Drawing on cultural references to the entanglement of humans and oceans, this article attempts to model what such affective habitus might entail.

Probyn, Elspeth, 2014, ‘The Cultural Politics of Fish and Humans: A more-than-human habitus of consumption’,  Cultural Politics, 10:3, pp. 287-289