Chapter 6. The Difference that Class Makes: Neoliberalization and Non-Capitalism in the Fishing Industry of New England

  1. Becky Mansfield
  1. Kevin St. Martin

Published Online: 25 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306750.ch6

Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations

Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations

How to Cite

St. Martin, K. (2009) The Difference that Class Makes: Neoliberalization and Non-Capitalism in the Fishing Industry of New England, in Privatization: Property and the Remaking of Nature-Society Relations (ed B. Mansfield), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306750.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

Book Series:

  1. Antipode

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175500

Online ISBN: 9781444306750

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Keywords:

  • neoliberalization and non-capitalism in fishing industry of New England;
  • persistence of non-capitalism - passage of Magnuson Act in 1976 - system of fisheries management;
  • exclusive economic zone (EEZ) - “open access” fisheries;
  • economic barriers or economic foundations - chronic “overfishing” and environmental problems;
  • alternative economy in fisheries and sharing fish;
  • sustaining livelihoods- benefits and losses of fish harvesting between boat owners and crewmembers;
  • constituting non-capitalism - alternative nature of fishing communities;
  • “problem” of common property ownership in fisheries;
  • individual fishing quotas (IFQs)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Persistence of Non-Capitalism

  • Economic Barriers or Economic Foundations?

  • The Alternative Economy

  • Constituting Non-Capitalism

  • Property, Subjectivity, and Class Transformation

  • Conclusion

  • Endnotes

  • References