Seawomen of Iceland

Because there is so little awareness of the historical and current presence of seawomen, people are often ... When Thórunn Magnúsdóttir was interviewed for Iceland's national newspaper in 2000, she speculated that seawomen were regarded ...

Seawomen of Iceland

Finalist for the 2017 Washington State Book Award in General Nonfiction / History The plaque said this was the winter fishing hut of Thurídur Einarsdóttir, one of Iceland's greatest fishing captains, and that she lived from 1777 to 1863. "Wait," anthropologist and former seawoman Margaret Willson said. "She??" So began a quest. Were there more Icelandic seawomen? Most Icelanders said no, and, after all, in most parts of the world fishing is considered a male profession. What could she expect in Iceland? She found a surprise. This book is a glimpse into the lives of vibrant women who have braved the sea for centuries. Their accounts include the excitement, accidents, trials, and tribulations of fishing in Iceland from the historic times of small open rowboats to today's high-tech fisheries. Based on extensive historical and field research, Seawomen of Iceland allows the seawomen's voices to speak directly with strength, intelligence, and - above all - a knowledge of how to survive. This engaging ethnographic narrative will intrigue both general and academic readers interested in maritime culture, the anthropology of work, Nordic life, and gender studies.

Seawomen of Iceland

This book is a glimpse into the lives of women who have braved the sea for centuries.

Seawomen of Iceland

This book is a glimpse into the lives of vibrant women who have braved the sea for centuries. Their accounts include the excitement, accidents, trials, and tribulations of fishing in Iceland from the historic times of small open rowboats to today's high-tech fisheries. Based on extensive historical and field research, Seawomen of Iceland allows the seawomen's voices to speak directly with strength, intelligence, and - above all - a knowledge of how to survive.

Ethnologia Europaea vol 46 1

forthcoming Title from museum tusculanum press Seawomen of Iceland Survival on the Edge Margaret Willson The plaque said this was the winter fishing hut of Thurídur Einarsdóttir, one of Iceland's greatest fishing captains, ...

Ethnologia Europaea vol  46 1

Special issue: Muslim Intimacies In every society, individual choice and freedom are shaped at least to some degree by the needs of familial and marital institutions. Currently, negotiations between individuals and families are undergoing transformations due to late modern processes such as recent waves of mass migration, the increasing transnationalism of everyday practices, global commerce in ideas and images, and the expansion of information technology into all corners of people’s lives. Some of the greatest challenges are experienced by Muslim families; the majority of the world’s Muslims live in extreme poverty, and in Europe, anti-Muslim sentiment has found a firm foothold in public attitudes and debates. This special issue explores the dilemmas facing transnational Muslim families as well as those who feel the impact of late modern transformations in societies where they have lived for generations. Five scholarly articles address family dynamics among Muslims in Finland (Anne Häkkinen), Ethiopia (Outi Fingerroos), Italy and Sweden (Pia Karlsson Minganti), Morocco (Raquel Gil Carvalheira), and Tanzania (Laura Stark); these are complemented by the insightful commentary by Garbi Schmidt. The aim of this theme issue is to develop new ways of talking about the links between Islam, family and the individual, which move away from the ethnocentrism of Western concepts and pay greater attention to the desires and goals of those studied. This volume includes two open issue contributions: Magdalena Elchinova scrutinizes identity construction among Orthodox Bulgarians based in Istanbul, and in the context of the post- Fordist “creative city” Ove Sutter analyses the playful and performative protests of activists following the declaration of the so-called Danger Zone 2014 in Hamburg, Germany.

Why Am I Invisible

Photograph by Flosi Hrafn Sigurðsson https://www.sapiens.org/culture/icelandic-fisherwomen-forgotten/ is the link to ... the book Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge. https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295744216/seawomen-of-iceland/ ...

Why Am I Invisible

Our perception is that hunters and anglers are men. In reality, women have fished and hunted for centuries. By reviewing history, looking at data, and leveraging more than sixty years of experience as a hunter and angler, the author tackles false perceptions and sets the stage for change. She discusses proven processes for encouraging lasting change, and provides activities that connect, educate, and empower women. The goal is to create inclusive fishing and hunting communities where everyone feels valued and valuable.

Iceland Culture Smart

The Sagas of the Icelanders. London: Penguin, 2005. Stefansson, Hjorleifur Helgi. Icelandic Folk Tales. Cheltenham: The History Press, 2020. Willson, Margaret. Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge. Seattle: University of Washington ...

Iceland   Culture Smart

Don't just see the sights—get to know the people. The volcanic island of Iceland has erupted onto the world travel scene in recent years. With otherworldly landscapes of steaming turquoise geysers set among rugged snowy peaks, miles of icy black sand beaches, and the breath-taking splendor of the northern lights, one can only wonder what took so long. But what of the people who call this island home? Behind a stoic veneer lies a proud, industrious, and egalitarian people, whose straightforwardness and ability to wing it have seen them thrive in this beautiful but unforgiving environment. Culture Smart! Iceland will take you to the heart of this plucky Nordic nation. It will equip you with a deeper understanding of your hosts and with the tools to turn your visit into a more meaningful and enriching experience, whatever your reason for traveling. Have a richer and more meaningful experience abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on history, values, attitudes, and traditions will help you to better understand your hosts, while tips on etiquette and communicating will help you to navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.

Secrets of the Sprakkar

See, for example, Margaret Willson, Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016). 37 Chapter 8: Art as an Instrument of Equality 36 The national basketball teams have no bonuses, ...

Secrets of the Sprakkar

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER! "Secrets of the Sprakkar is a fascinating window into what a more gender-equal world could look like, and why it's worth striving for. Iceland is doing a lot to level the playing field: paid parental leave, affordable childcare, and broad support for gender equality as a core value. Reid takes us on an exploration not only around this fascinating island, but also through the triumphs and stumbles of a country as it journeys towards gender equality." —Hillary Rodham Clinton Iceland is the best place on earth to be a woman—but why? For the past twelve years, the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report has ranked Iceland number one on its list of countries closing the gap in equality between men and women. What is it about Iceland that makes many women's experience there so positive? Why has their society made such meaningful progress in this ongoing battle, from electing the world's first female president to passing legislation specifically designed to help even the playing field at work and at home? And how can we learn from what Icelanders have already discovered about women's powerful place in society and how increased fairness benefits everyone? Eliza Reid, the First Lady of Iceland, examines her adopted homeland's attitude toward women—the deep-seated cultural sense of fairness, the influence of current and historical role models, and, crucially, the areas where Iceland still has room for improvement. Reid's own experience as an immigrant from small-town Canada who never expected to become a first lady is expertly interwoven with interviews with dozens of sprakkar ("extraordinary women") to form the backbone of an illuminating discussion of what it means to move through the world as a woman, and how the rules of society play more of a role in who we view as "equal" than we may understand. Secrets of the Sprakkar is a powerful and atmospheric portrait of a tiny country that could lead the way forward for us all.

At Home on the Waves

In Images of Contemporary Iceland: Everyday Lives and Global Contexts. ... “Vinna Kvenna á Sjó: Skýrsla um Hlutverk og Stöðu Sjókvenna á Íslandi” (“Women's Work at Sea: A Report on the Role and Status of Seawomen in Iceland”).

At Home on the Waves

Contemporary public discourses about the ocean are routinely characterized by scientific and environmentalist narratives that imagine and idealize marine spaces in which humans are absent. In contrast, this collection explores the variety of ways in which people have long made themselves at home at sea, and continue to live intimately with it. In doing so, it brings together both ethnographic and archaeological research – much of it with an explicit Ingoldian approach – on a wide range of geographical areas and historical periods.

Neolocalism and Tourism

Kokorsch, M. (2017) The tides they are a changin': Resources, regulation, and resilience in an Icelandic coastal community, ... Willson, M. (2016) Survival on the Edge: Seawomen of Iceland, Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.

Neolocalism and Tourism

The first comprehensive analysis of neolocalism in the tourism context and a forum to discuss the latest developments, trends, and research involving tourism and neolocalism, as well as exploring new areas for consideration.

Revaluing Coastal Fisheries

Housework and Wage Work: Gender in Icelandic Fishing Communities. In G. Pálsson & E. P. Durrenberger (Eds.), Images of Contemporary Iceland. Everyday Lives and Global Contexts ... Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge.

Revaluing Coastal Fisheries

This book illustrates and explains the consequences of neoliberal reform on rural economies. Based on an ethnographic case study of coastal fisheries in Iceland, it poses the following questions: How are rural fishers navigating liberal capitalism? And how are new markets, property-rights and digital technologies transforming rural economies? By drawing on an extensive body of literature on economic sociology and science and technology studies, the book offers a novel understanding of the role of market-based reform for rural development.

Nordic Perspectives on the Responsible Development of the Arctic Pathways to Action

... on gender and maritime policy as part of a panel introduced by Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Iceland. ... In 2019 we initiated another dissemination and outreach initiative entitled Seawomen of Iceland/The Arctic.

Nordic Perspectives on the Responsible Development of the Arctic  Pathways to Action

This book investigates the multifaceted nature of change in today’s Nordic Arctic and the necessary research and policy development required to address the challenges and opportunities currently faced by this region. It focuses its attention on the recent efforts of the Nordic community to create specialized Centers of Excellence in Arctic Research in order to facilitate this process of scientific inquiry and policy articulation. The volume seeks to describe both the steps that lead to this decision and the manner in which this undertaking as evolved. The work highlights the research efforts of the four Centers and their investigations of a variety of issues including those related to ecosystem and wildlife management, the revitalization resource dependent communities, the emergence of new climate-born diseases and the development of adequate modeling techniques to assist northern communities in their efforts at adaptation and resilience building. Major discoveries and insights arising from these and other efforts are detailed and possible policy implications considered. The book also focuses attention on the challenges of creating and supporting multidisciplinary teams of researchers to investigate such concerns and the methods and means for facilitating their collaboration and the integration of their findings to form new and useful perspectives on the nature of change in the contemporary Arctic. It also provides helpful consideration and examples of how local and indigenous communities can be engaged in the co-production of knowledge regarding the region. The volume discusses how such research findings can be best communicated and shared between scientists, policymakers and northern residents. It considers the challenges of building common concern not just among different research disciplines but also between bureaucracies and the public. Only when this bridge-building effort is undertaken can true pathways to action be established.

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the edge. Washington, DC: University of Washington Press. Winter, T. (2008). Post-conflict heritage and tourism in Cambodia: The burden of Angkor. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 14(6), ...

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture: The Food Security of the Future takes a multidisciplinary approach in evaluating the fisheries and aquaculture sectors from the scienti?c and practical perspectives of industry professionals. The authors recognize the importance of looking at the industry from a value chain viewpoint, not only for food security but also for a blue economy. The book takes a unique and innovative approach to show how ?sheries and aquaculture can achieve sustainability and how small ?shery communities can become highly successful ?shery and aquaculture communities and contribute to overall industry globalization. This is a practical and useful reference for a wide-ranging audience. It is for those who wish to make systematic e?orts to develop their fisheries or aquaculture sectors, scientists and researchers, anyone in ?sheries management or marine resource management, ?sh farmers, policy makers, leaders and regulators, operations researchers, as well as faculty and students. Presents potential solutions for more economical and sustainable ?sheries development Provides an overview of the ?shing industry’s technology options, ranging from less-developed communities to modern high-tech communities Demonstrates market principles in the ?sheries and aquaculture sectors, particularly demand for seafood in various parts of the world, its availability and the importance of ownership rights

Small Scale Fisheries in Europe Status Resilience and Governance

Leruth B (12 Sep 2012) Resolving Iceland's mackerel war may be crucial to the country joining the EU. London school of economics and political science. ... ISSN 1670-7192 Willson M (2016) Seawomen of Iceland: survival on the edge.

Small Scale Fisheries in Europe  Status  Resilience and Governance

This book offers a comprehensive account of the status and dynamics of people participating in the small-scale fisheries (SSF) of Europe. It covers the situation of SSF in 25 coastal countries, thereby providing a portrait of almost every coastal country on the continent and analyzing the recent evolution of the sector. Small-scale fisheries are argued to be extremely important in Europe, as they provide employment and welfare, while increasing food sovereignty and maintaining communities in coastal areas. The recent worldwide focus on SSF derives from their environmental sustainability, which distinguishes many of their activities from those of large-scale fisheries. This book analyses the diversity of SSF and shows how fishing communities have sometimes developed successful governing models, demonstrating social and economic resilience. While the book emphasizes the strengths of SSF and the synergies that occur with other marine sectors, it also presents cases of failure, in which collective action and policy have actually contributed to a weakening of the sector. In this context, the book shows how governmental policies toward SSF vary considerably from country to country, in a way that is not entirely consistent with European policies.

The Island of Sea Women

This novel spans wars and generations, but at its heart is a beautifully rendered story of two women whose individual choices become inextricably tangled' Jodi Picoult 'I was spellbound the moment I entered the vivid and little-known world ...

The Island of Sea Women

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village's all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook's mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook's differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epic set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wetsuits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother's position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story--one of women's friendships and the larger forces that shape them--The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives. 'Lisa See excels at mining the intersection of family, friendship and history... This novel spans wars and generations, but at its heart is a beautifully rendered story of two women whose individual choices become inextricably tangled' Jodi Picoult 'I was spellbound the moment I entered the vivid and little-known world of the diving women of Jeju... No one writes about female friendship, the dark and the light of it, with more insight and depth than Lisa See' Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees

Iceland Review

Karlsdóttir , 20 , is the only female in the navigation department at the Polytechnic College in Iceland , and talks to IR's ... The stereotypical Rannveig Rist , general manager of Alcan Iceland . ... SB : So seaman , or seawoman ?

Iceland Review


The Haskins Society Journal

Several categories of ' monster ' whales existed in medieval Iceland , including the dangerously seductive ' sea - women ' , with the upper bodies of women but lower torsos of whales , who destroyed ships and killed sailors .

The Haskins Society Journal


Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth century British Women Poets

Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth century British Women Poets

Essays on female British poets writing during the two final decades of the reign of Queen Victoria (1880-1901); the reign of her successor, King Edward VII (1901-1910); and all but the last eight years of the reign of King George V (1910-1936).

The London Quarterly Review

... Betwixt the ice - hills and the cold grey sea . Women of the humbler classes , had of course , to attend to lowly ... and when Christianity was introduced into Iceland the inhabitants stipulated that owing to the barrenness of the ...

The London Quarterly Review


Newsweek

... the United States from provocative inciden The toll : Able - bodied seawomen manned the Red freighter Petrovsky ... ICELAND Reykjavik dinavians and Britons in her crew were trapped below in their mess quarters while drinking tea and ...

Newsweek


Coastal Economies Cultural Accounts

Human Ecology and Icelandic Discourse Gísli Pálsson. Medieval manuscripts describe ' sea - women ' who ' have the nature of fish while in the sea but look like humans while ashore ' . 10 Seawomen are sexually attractive and sometimes ...

Coastal Economies  Cultural Accounts

The author drawing upon the ethnology of coastal societies, specifically the history of the Icelandic fishery, shows how indigenous producers and anthropologists represent interactions between people and the environment.