Chiloé The Ethnobiology of an Island Culture

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. Contribut...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Daughters, Anton (Editor), Pitchon, Ana (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018, 2018
Edition:1st ed. 2018
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1: Chiloé Today and over the Centuries
  • Chapter 2: Local Knowledge, Local Networks and Successful Cooperative Mussel Aquaculture on Chiloé
  • Chapter 3: Livelihood Diversification as a Form of Resilience? An Ethnographic Account of Artisanal Fishers in Chile’s Lakes Region
  • Chapter 4: Food and Culture in Chiloé: Potatoes, Curanto, and Chicha
  • Chapter 5: Trueque Chilote: Traditional Barter Networks Connect Nature and Society in Northern Patagonia
  • Chapter 6: Seeing the Forest for the Trees: The Firewood Trade in Southern Chile
  • Chapter 7: How Households Are Made: Marriage, Independence and Productivity on the Island of Apiao, Chiloé