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Title: Fishing in the Amazonian forest: a gendered social network puzzle
Author: Díaz-Reviriego, Isabel  
Fernández-Llamazares, Álvaro  
Howard, Patricia  
Molina, José Luis
Reyes García, Victoria
Others: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Citation: Díaz-Reviriego, I., Fernández-Llamazares, Á., Howard, P.L., Molina, J.L. & Reyes-García, V. (2017). Fishing in the Amazonian forest: a gendered social network puzzle. Society & Natural Resources, 30(6), 690-706. doi: 10.1080/08941920.2016.1257079
Abstract: We employ social network analysis (SNA) to describe the structure of subsistence fishing social networks and to explore the relation between fishers' emic perceptions of fishing expertise and their position in networks. Participant observation and quantitative methods were employed among the Tsimane' Amerindians of the Bolivian Amazon. A multiple-regression quadratic assignment procedure was used to explore the extent to which gender, kinship, and age homophilies influence the formation of fishing networks. Logistic regressions were performed to determine the association between fishers' expertise, their sociodemographic identities, and network centrality. We found that fishing networks are gendered and that there is a positive association between fishers' expertise and centrality in networks, an association that is more striking for women than for men. We propose that a social network perspective broadens understanding of the relations that shape the intracultural distribution of fishing expertise, as well as natural resource access and use.
Keywords: fishing expertise
gender relations
social network analysis
social status
DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2016.1257079
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Version: info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
Issue Date: 9-Dec-2016
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