Professor’s Book Looks at Cultural Change in ChileOctober 14, 2019
Anton Daughters, associate professor of anthropology, recently published his book “Memories of Earth and Sea.”
The book examines Chile’s Chiloé Archipelago and a unique case of culture change and rapid industrialization in the 20th century. Since the arrival of the first European settlers in the late 1500s, Chiloé was given little attention by colonial and national governments on mainland Chile. Islanders developed a way of life heavily dependent on marine resources, native crops like the potato and the cooperative labor practice known as the minga.