Culture and Commerce in a Seafood Bazaar

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Science  17 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5691, pp. 1716-1717
DOI: 10.1126/science.1102972

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Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World. Theodore C. Bestor. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2004. 440 pp. $60, £39.95. ISBN 0-520-22023-4. Paper, $24.95, £16.95. ISBN 0-520-22024-2. California Studies in Food and Culture.

The author provides a detailed ethnographic account of Tokyo's seafood market, which he places in the context of the Japanese economy, changes in fish distribution and consumption, and the globalization of the seafood trade.