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Ethnobiology

Chiloé

The Ethnobiology of an Island Culture

Editors: Daughters, Anton, Pitchon, Ana (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the dynamic and adaptive relationship between islander and sea as a result of the ecological and cultural impact of salmon farming on the archipelago
  • Analyzes the ethnobiology of the potato in Chiloé and its role in islander culture
  • Offers insight into alternatives to modern capitalist markets through patterns of cooperation developed out of a unique set of ecological and geographic circumstances
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This volume focuses on the ethnobiology of southern Chile’s Archipelago of Chiloé. Chiloé presents a unique perspective on the intersection of society and biology owing to its vast natural resources, historic culture of cooperation, geographic isolation, and external resource exploitation. Contributions to this volume cover knowledge bases in both marine and terrestrial systems, and how specific local knowledge types contributed to a variety of strategies, including subsistence, social-ecological resilience, resource conservation, cultural heritage preservation, economic systems, and mitigating uncertainty. This book addresses the specificities of human-environment interaction on a resource-rich island, and how historic knowledge and practices can help configure adaptation to a changing social-ecological landscape.

About the authors

Anton Daughters is an assistant professor of anthropology at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. His field research in Chiloé focuses on the cultural changes that have accompanied economic shifts in the region over the past forty years. He received a BA in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, a PhD from the University of Arizona, and a two-year Mellon Fellowship at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. He has published in Anthropology Now, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Kiva, and Journal of the Southwest, and is a co-editor of Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History, a two-volume documentary history of the Hopi published by University of Arizona Press.

Ana Pitchon is a researcher with the firm INSITUM Consulting. A former associate professor of anthropology at California State University Dominguez Hills and assistant professor at San Jose State University, she received a BA in Anthropology and Spanish from Colby College and a PhD in Ecological Anthropology from the University of Georgia. She has conducted research on fisheries and coastal communities in multiple countries, with a focus on social-ecological resilience. She has published in Human Organization, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Journal of Anthropological Research, CalCOFI Reports and Urban Coast.


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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chiloé
Book Subtitle
The Ethnobiology of an Island Culture
Editors
  • Anton Daughters
  • Ana Pitchon
Series Title
Ethnobiology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91983-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91983-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91982-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06341-2
Series ISSN
2365-7553
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 131
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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