Book review: Unveiling the Whale: Discourses on Whales and Whaling


Whaling represents one of the most internationally controversial and highly polarized environmental issues of recent times. Arne Kalland, in Unveiling the Whale: Discourses on Whales and Whaling, examines the whaling issue from the perspective of a pro-whaling country with an emphasis on analysis of discourse in international arenas, primarily the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The excellent and fine-grained analysis focuses on the ways that different groups think and communicate about whales and the processes that have led to extreme polarization in international whale conservation.

  • Citation: Schelhas, John 2012. Book review: Unveiling the Whale: Discourses on Whales and Whaling. Society & Natural Resources 0:1-3.
  • Posted Date: September 24, 2012
  • Modified Date: October 11, 2012
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