Imagining the fishing: artists and fishermen in late nineteenth century Cornwall

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Imagining the fishing: artists and fishermen in late nineteenth century Cornwall

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dc.contributor.author Deacon, Bernard en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-28T16:21:21Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-26T10:36:54Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:21:10Z
dc.date.issued 2001-10 en_GB
dc.description.abstract The focus of postmodernist historians on language and representation has clashed with the more traditional approach of the social historian to material structures and processes. This article adopts the suggestion of Wahrman that a ‘space of possibilities’ exists where these apparently competing perspectives might be connected. The concept of a ‘space of possibilities’ is pursued through a case study of a marginal group, the fishing communities of west Cornwall in the late nineteenth century. The article explores points of contact and contrast between artistic and the fishing communities, between the painterly gaze and the subjects of that gaze. It is proposed that, while the artistic colonies and their representations might be explained as a result of discourses reproduced in the centre, their specific choice of location in Cornwall can also be related to the local economic and social history that granted them a space of possibilities. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 12 (2), pp. 159-178 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/21932 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_GB
dc.relation.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=RUH en_GB
dc.subject Cornwall en_GB
dc.subject fishing community en_GB
dc.subject artistic community en_GB
dc.subject Newlyn School en_GB
dc.title Imagining the fishing: artists and fishermen in late nineteenth century Cornwall en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-03-28T16:21:21Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-26T10:36:54Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:21:10Z
dc.identifier.issn 0956-7933 en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1474-0656 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Rural History en_GB


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