OF TIMES AND TIDES: SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF TIME AMONG SMALL- SCALE FISHERMEN IN THE SOUTH OF CHILE. THE CASE OF CHILOÉ
DE TIEMPOS Y DE MAREAS: CONSTRUCCIÓN SOCIAL DEL TIEMPO ENTRE PESCADORES ARTESANALES DEL SUR DE CHILE. EL CASO DE CHILOÉ
Guadalupe Valencia García, Asunción Díaz Álvarez, Francisco Ther-Ríos and Gonzalo Saavedra Gallo
We believe that time as a social representation and a form of arranging collective experience can express the ways in which small-scale fishermen from Chiloé organize and ensure their survival as a defined social group. To this purpose, they use a common memory and time-related orientations towards the future. In this paper, we aim to analyze how they perceive, organize, and experience time as strategies to creatively confront new conditions of life, fostered by accelerated transformations of their environment. The results that we present here are sorted out into two sections: one showing how the time-space conceptual coupling in Chiloé gains great richness in the bordering life of the shores; the other analyzing the main narratives that organize the existence of small-scale fishermen and fisherwomen in Chiloé timewise.