Author Halmo, David B
Article Title “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”: Rapid Ethnographic Assessment of Commercial Fishermen's Perspectives on Corporate/State Response to the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Full text https://doi.org/10.17730/0018-7259.78.1.1
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Source Human organization vol. 78, no. 1 (Spring 2019), p. 1-11
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Journal Title Human organization
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ISSN 0018-7259
Brief substance A rapid ethnographic assessment conducted in 2016 engaged fishermen, their communities, and fisheries along the Gulf of Mexico coast five years after the Deepwater Horizon blowout of 2010. Interviews with fishermen in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana elicited information on individual and collective experiences with the disaster, including their perceptions of the lingering consequences of BP's “out-of-sight, out-of-mind” strategy—their attempts to sink the oil with dispersants. Focusing on clean-up efforts, this article reports that no community visited was completely spared the effects of the spill, although its impacts were clearly uneven based on proximity to the spill and political economic responses to it. Findings indicate that coastal fishing communities in Louisiana appear to have suffered the most in terms of enduring adverse impacts and have yet to fully recover
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Full text https://doi.org/10.17730/0018-7259.78.1.1

 
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