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Chungará (Arica)

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Abstract

THER RIOS, Francisco. DAILY PRACTICES AND IMAGINARIES IN LITORAL SOCIETIES: THE SECTOR OF CUCAO, ISLA GRANDE OF CHILOÉ. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2008, vol.40, n.1, pp.67-80. ISSN 0717-7356.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562008000100007.

This case study addresses daily practices and social imaginary (set of values, institutions, laws and symbols common to a group) in the litoral society of the western sector of the Isla Grande of Chiloé (Chile). Special consideration is given to the interrelation of culture and environment. The central objective of this investigation is to describe and categorize daily practices, of an economic nature, taken on by the inhabitants of the sector of Cucao, in Chiloé, together with the social uses of time associated with these practices. The inhabitants of this sector are active in primary production linked to agriculture, fishing, and crustacean extraction, and the use and management of the forest. Starting from this, the modes of life and imaginaries in a society in transition toward modernity are enunciated.

Keywords : Litoral societies; social imaginary territories; daily practices; culture versus environment; Island of Chiloé.

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