Eating the Ocean
An Oceanic Habitus
Chapter 1 interrogates dominant food politics from the perspective of the ocean and marine food production. It argues that Bourdieu’s concept of habitus can be retooled to include the affects and feelings inspired by the sea. Between the indifference of the ocean evidenced in literature and theory and the need to think differently about how to feed a potential human population of nine billion, the chapter argues that turning to the ocean and her inhabitants can reorient our intellectual and affective horizons.