The Whale in the Cape Verde Islands: Seascapes as a Cultural Construction from the Viewpoint of History, Literature, Local Art and Heritage

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Abstract

Cultural constructions of landscapes, space and environments, and of people’s relationship with nature, have in the Cape Verde Islands a perspective of their own and might have been mediated by the whale. To address perceptions about these marine mammals, historical sources, literature, art, memory and heritage were considered. Whaling influenced history and diaspora and is reflected in literary productions. Remains of whales are found in museums and used as decorative pieces and local art. We found the Cape Verdean seascapes as being culturally and naturally constructed and the whale occupies a true ‘place’ of convergence
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalHumanities
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

Keywords

  • blue humanities
  • cetaceans-people encounters
  • coastal environments
  • representations
  • memory
  • heritage
  • littoral landscapes
  • marine environmental history

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