Recognizing that it is difficult to ameliorate environmental problems without understanding their connections to associated social changes, we aim to research the complex feedback loops that connect environmental and social change in the salmon-farming industry of southern Chile. We propose to map and analyze the social transformations brought about by comparing the region before and after the advent of salmon-farming using methodologies from both the humanities and social sciences. Data will be gathered through both quantitative and qualitative surveys,archival research, and collaborations with ongoing research in Chile.
PROJECT VISUALIZATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:
Neoliberalism, Civic Participation and the Salmon Industry in Southern Chile
Social Unrest Surrounding Chilean Aquaculture, 2000-2010