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A little digging

After searching the library database with key words such as “Japanese Whaling”, “Eco-terrorism” and “Sea Shepherd”, I found two hits for books.  The first book was “Sea Shepherd: My Fight for Whales and Seal” by Paul Watson (President of the Sea Shepherd Conservation group).  I found this book first and flipped through it, but it failed to provide much more than a narrative of his early experiences as a conservationist.  Although the information is interesting, I do not think it will be much use for my white paper.

The second book was “Japanese Whaling: End of an Era?”.  Just looking at the table of contents was telling.  This book was going to be way more useful…so I checked it out.  The last two chapters look to be the most useful because they discuss the whaling culture in Japan and the whaling companies which can potentially give me a business source for my final argument paper.  There is another chapter that discussed the Impacts of the Moratorium on Whalers and their families and nationalism in Japan (a topic I discussed in my first argument paper).

I am happy with my finding because this book discusses Japanese whaling from a Japanese perspective.  Searching on the internet has provided me a lot of sources that are anti-Japanese whaling.  Some of the Japanese sources are harder to find because they are…in Japanese haha.  Anyhow, I feel like I have a great additional source for my white paper.




2 thoughts on “A little digging

  1. I like the idea of looking into Japanese whaling! In reality I don’t know anything about it, but my sister was a Japanese major in college and I visited her in Japan two summers ago. Overall the country’s culture is so incredibly different than ours, and I’m sure it would be interesting to compare cross-cultural views of this activity.

    Posted by Catherine Gibbons | April 12, 2012, 6:40 pm
  2. The book you found seems like a great source that could really add to your paper! It is always great to add a different perspective into your paper since there is always two sides to every story.

    Posted by Amanda Skonezney | April 13, 2012, 10:54 am

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