A couple weeks ago Rick made what might be the Best. Comment. Ever. on Scicurious’ and my conversation about sex in science. I had admitted my guilt about singing some of the more misogynistic shanties, and Rick replied with:
BUT I LIIIIKE DIRTY SEA SHANTIES: A Feminist Deconstruction of Sex, Sea, and Sea Men
[Hardcover] by Miriam Goldstein
$ 7.50 Kindle Edition
From Publishers Weekly: In this rollicking new collection of essays that examines more than 400 sea shanties from a philosophical, feminist, socio-sexual power dynamic, bawdy ocean scientist Miriam Goldstein demonstrates that not only does she know The Man from Nantucket, but she can clearly demonstrate to him how the deconstruction of sea shanties can allow us to rethink the political and explore the possibility that there is indeed life after identity politics.
“One of the more compelling ventures in feminist sea shanties that I have seen. I think that a book with this range, and with the kind of precise and cautious thinking exhibited by this author might just establish a new standard in the field.”
–Professor Iva Biggin, University of Very Serious Studies, Stoke on Trent