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The Ethos and Luck of Deep-Sea Fishermen

By Joseba Zulaika
Categories: Anthropology/ethnography, Fisheries, North Atlantic European Studies, Oceans
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 25
Hardcover : 9780919666368, 124 pages, April 1981


Based on his experience as a "cookee" on a Spanish trawler fishing the Grand Banks, Zulaika focuses on the superordinate place that luck has in ordering the fishermen's conceptual thinking about their environment and the availability of fish.


One of the best ethnographies available on open ocean fishing.

- American Anthropologist