20185001(en)/09-Mobility and Habitation in Chiloé: Changes, Discontinuities and Continuities in the Mobility Practices of the Inhabitants of the Chiloé Archipelago in Southern Chile
MOBILITY AND HABITATION IN CHILOÉ: CHANGES, DISCONTINUITIES AND CONTINUITIES IN THE MOBILITY PRACTICES OF THE INHABITANTS OF THECHILOÉ ARCHIPELAGO IN SOUTHERN CHILE
LA MOVILIDAD Y EL HABITAR CHILOTE. CAMBIOS, RUPTURAS Y CONTINUIDADES EN LAS PRÁCTICAS DE MOVILIDAD COTIDIANA DE LOS HABITANTES DEL ARCHIPIÉLAGO DE CHILOÉ, EN EL SUR AUSTRAL DE CHILE
Alejandra Lazo and Diego Carvajal
Taking Cresswell’s concept of constellation as a starting point, and through research carried out in the Chiloé Archipelago in southern Chile, this study suggests that it is possible to identify different types of mobility constellations that vary from traditional forms regulated atmospherically and seasonally, and expressed in the collective and reciprocal dimensions, to more proletarianized mobilities, which are faster and more urban. The hypothesis that there are diverse constellations in tension that constitute “the current habitation in Chiloé” will be discussed. Ultimately, the daily mobility of the Chiloé inhabitants will be understood based on its changes, tensions and continuities, as revealing aspects of the political, economic and social transformations that have taken place over the last decades in this insular territory.