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The Life and Times of Snoek

Marieke Norton, University of Cape Town

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05866-180432

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Abstract

The Cape Snoek, or Thyrsites atun, is a species of fish that has a significant presence in the history of the Western Cape and the development of Cape Town. The snoek is a lively creature that is historically, culturally, economically, and ecologically active in the Western Cape. I argue that in the case of the Cape snoek, the fish and the Cape are performed together; through acts of differentiation, they mutually constitute one another.

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ecology; economy; history; snoek, Western Cape

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