Considering Sharks from a Post-Jaws Perspective
This chapter concludes Flaws by doing three things. First, it reviews the flaws being analyzed, which include the way sharks are portrayed as the enemy, the way shark bites are seen as intentional, and how policy responses may appear to be based on public safety. It identifies politicians as the true sharks of this story for their manipulation of tragic circumstances to protect their own interests. Secondly, the chapter also provides a report card on other policy responses around the world and suggests that the “Save the Sharks” movement is building. And finally, it concludes with final thoughts about the human-shark relationship and how different it can be in the future without Hollywood and cable news.
KeywordsFlaws Jaws Shark Shark attack Emotion Public policy
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