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By Marianne Elisabeth Lien

Becoming Salmon is the 1st ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the newest flip within the human heritage of animal domestication. during this cautious and nuanced learn, Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the expansion of marine domestication has blurred conventional differences among fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, able to feeling soreness and topic to animal-welfare legislation.

Drawing on fieldwork off and on salmon farms, Lien follows farmed Atlantic salmon via modern commercial husbandry, exposing how salmon are bred to be hungry, globally cellular, and "alien" of their watersheds of foundation. aware of either the commercial context of commercial foodstuff construction and the materiality of human-animal kin, this ebook highlights the delicate and contingent relational practices that represent salmon aquaculture and the a number of methods of "becoming salmon" that grow to be a result.

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