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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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CHAM—Centre for the Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon, 1069-061 Lisbon, Portugal
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APCM—Associação Para as Ciências do Mar, 1069-061 Lisbon, Portugal
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IPC—Instituto do Património Cultural, Praia 7600, Cape Verde
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Humanities 2020, 9(3), 90; https://doi.org/10.3390/h9030090
Received: 1 July 2020 / Revised: 14 August 2020 / Accepted: 19 August 2020 / Published: 24 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Peoples, Nature and Environments: Shaping Landscapes)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: blue humanities; marine environmental history; littoral landscapes; heritage; memory; representations; coastal environments; cetaceans-people encounters blue humanities; marine environmental history; littoral landscapes; heritage; memory; representations; coastal environments; cetaceans-people encounters
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Vieira, N.; Brito, C.; Garcia, A.C.; Luz, H.d.; Noronha, H.; Pereira, D. The Whale in the Cape Verde Islands: Seascapes as a Cultural Construction from the Viewpoint of History, Literature, Local Art and Heritage. Humanities 2020, 9, 90. https://doi.org/10.3390/h9030090

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Vieira N, Brito C, Garcia AC, Luz Hd, Noronha H, Pereira D. The Whale in the Cape Verde Islands: Seascapes as a Cultural Construction from the Viewpoint of History, Literature, Local Art and Heritage. Humanities. 2020; 9(3):90. https://doi.org/10.3390/h9030090

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Vieira, Nina, Cristina Brito, Ana Catarina Garcia, Hilarino da Luz, Hermano Noronha, and Dúnia Pereira. 2020. "The Whale in the Cape Verde Islands: Seascapes as a Cultural Construction from the Viewpoint of History, Literature, Local Art and Heritage" Humanities 9, no. 3: 90. https://doi.org/10.3390/h9030090

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