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dc.contributor.authorBerman, Callie
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-22T13:46:35Z
dc.date.available2022-06-22T13:46:35Z
dc.date.submitted2021-09-24
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/338293
dc.description.abstractThis research seeks to establish the deductive premises of the contemporary sustainability concept by building a cultural case study. Beginning with mainstream resource definitions formulated under the sustainability concept which emphasize market evaluations, this case study explored the limitations of such resource interpretations in Caspian Eurasia. Using Caspian sturgeon as the object of analysis, this research’s inductive approach demonstrated how the sustainability concept was mobilized according to certain interpretations of the natural world, knowledge traditions, and a development history specific to western societies. It did so by recording resource meaning-making processes within Caspian cultural life, and how these were reflected in modernized aquaculture production in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. The IPBES Framework was tested as a representative tool for current sustainability formulations to assess the extent to which these formulations could explain local forms of sturgeon appreciation. By accounting for Caspian Eurasia’s development history, this research demonstrates how the physical geography of the Eurasian steppe conditioned distinct human relations with the environment which continue to inform modern day processes. Accounting for the region’s development history and the role sturgeon played as a key food source to support the livestock economy, this research produces alternative resource definitions that more accurately explain Caspian Eurasia’s contemporary relationship with sturgeon fish. These resource definitions fill conceptual gaps to update the sustainability framework by incorporating the important modes historically engaging Eurasia’s geography and people.
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dc.subjectsustainability
dc.subjectresource
dc.subjectsturgeon
dc.subjectCaspian
dc.subjectEurasia
dc.subjectAzerbaijan
dc.subjectKazakhstan
dc.subjectTurkmenistan
dc.subjectknowledge system
dc.titleKnowing fish: a cultural case study and portrait of resource understandings in Caspian Eurasia
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridge
dc.date.updated2022-06-21T16:12:18Z
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.85703
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cam.supervisorSiddarth, Saxena S
cam.depositDate2022-06-21
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