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Title Chiloe : the ethnobiology of an island culture / Anton Daughters, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]

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Series Ethnobiology
Subject Ethnobiology -- Chile -- ChiloƩ Island.
Alt Name Daughters, Anton,
Pitchon, Ana,
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Acknowledgments; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Chiloe Today and Over the Centuries; Introduction; The Place; The History; Indigenous Origins; Colonial Years; Chiloe under Chile; Early Industrialization: Fishing and Aquaculture; The Rise of Salmon Farms; Urbanization; Chiloe Today; The Crisis of 2016; Challenges Ahead; Organization of the Book; References; Chapter 2: Local Knowledge, Local Networks, and Successful Cooperative Mussel Aquaculture on Chiloe; Research Design; Study Area; Fishing in Chile and Chiloe; Buzos (Divers); Fishers in Chonchi; Aquaculture in Chile and Chiloe
The Mussel CooperativesIs Aquaculture Sustainable?; Future Direction; References; Chapter 3: Livelihood Diversification as a Form of Resilience? An Ethnographic Account of Artisanal Fishers in Chile's Lakes Region; Artisanal Fisheries in Chiloe and the Broader Lakes Region; Fishing: A Way of Life; A Way of Life Threatened; Livelihood Diversification as Resilience to Abrupt Environmental Change; Limitations of Livelihood Diversification; References; Chapter 4: Food and Culture in Chiloe: Potatoes, Curanto, and Chicha; Potatoes; Common Beliefs About Potatoes; La Minga; El Curanto.
Curantos in Chiloe: A Brief HistoryEarth-Pit Versus Pot Curantos; Chicha; Precontact Brews; The Maja de Manzana; Concluding Remarks; References; Chapter 5: Trueque Chilote: Traditional Barter Networks Connect Nature and Society in Northern Patagonia; Introduction; Research Methods and Analysis; Description of the Study and Area; The Potato People; Potatoes in Their Environment; Dias Cambiados; People of the Forests; The Making of Forest Waterways; The Trading Voyages; Barter; The Chilote Barter; Conclusion; References.
Chapter 6: Seeing the Forest for the Trees: The Firewood Trade in Southern ChileIntroduction; The Leneros; Acquiring Firewood Knowledge; A Chaotic State Intervention; "A Cooperative Culture"; A Strategic Return to Older Practices; New Battles over Contamination; Seeing the Forest for the Trees; References; Chapter 7: How Households Are Made: Marriage, Independence, and Productivity on the Island of Apiao, Chiloe; In and around the Apiao Household; Going out; Anita and Pablo; The pedimiento; Getting Married: Carmen's Story; The New Couple; Casarse por las dos leyes: Getting Officially Married.
Wedding Party at Home: Offering Dinner to Padrinos and GuestsRelation between Padrinos and Aijados; The Meaning of Marriage: Productivity and Independence; Conclusions; References; Name Index; Index of Places; Subject Index.
Summary This volume focuses on the ethnobiology of southern Chile's Archipelago of Chiloe. Chiloe 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.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 12, 2018).
ISBN 9783319919836 (electronic bk.)
3319919830 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-91983-6
OCLC # 1043831003
Additional Format Print version: Chiloe. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] 3319919822 9783319919829 (OCoLC)1032581024

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