The Lobster Gangs of Maine
James Acheson’s detailed account of lobstering in Maine quickly dispels notions that the lobstermen is the eastern version of the cowboy, struggling alone for survival against the elements. In reality, he writes, “the lobster fisherman is caught up in a thick and complex web of social relationships. Survival in the industry depends as much on the ability to manipulate social relationships as on technical skills.” Acheson replaces our romantic image of the lobsterman with descriptions of the highly territorial and hierarchical “harbor gangs,” daily and annual cycles of lobstering, intricacies of marketing the catch, and the challenge of managing a communal resource.
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Review: The Lobster Gangs of MaineUser Review - Margalo - Goodreads
This is surprisingly entertaining as well as informative. Read full review
Review: The Lobster Gangs of MaineUser Review - Trish Remley - Goodreads
When in Maine - read about Maine. This was my chosen Maine book from my favorite book store - Sherman's in Freeport. Very interesting insight in to the culture, history and I gues you could say ... Read full review