Introduction to the themed issue - Poststructural approaches to fisheries
AuthorMather, Charles; Johnsen, Jahn Petter; Sønvisen, Signe Annie; Sridhar, Aarthi; Stephen, Johny
This themed issue of papers for Maritime Studies emerges out of a special session of the MARE 2015 conference held in Amsterdam. The aim of this Introduction is to provide a brief background to poststructural scholarship drawing on examples and cases from research on fisheries. We argue that a poststructural sensibility has made an important impact on scholars interested in fisheries issues even though it is not normally framed as such. An additional goal of this short introduction is to introduce the papers in this special issue of Maritime Studies and to situate them within the broad and heterogeneous field of post-structural approaches to fisheries issues.