Global Studies

New Book

by Heather Swanson

Heather Swanson
Heather Swanson

Last Friday, November 24, we hosted a fascinating book talk by Heather Swanson from the Department of Anthropology here at AU about her new book: “Spawning Modern Fish: Transnational Comparison in the Making of Japanese Salmon”. 

Her book delves into how agricultural development and fishery management in northern Japan represent the intricacies of the efforts to make the new Japanese nation-state more legibly “modern”. The reach of these new modes of thinking to places such as the American West and Southern Chile provide comparisons that continually affect the region’s approaches to environmental management and its physical landscapes. 

Thank you, Heather, for your enlightening book talk.  

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