Transforming place, work and society: the salmon industry in Southern Chile


1 May 2013


Volume 1 – Number 3

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Dasten Julián Vejar



The transformation of Southern Chile, through the installation of the salmon industry, is a predatory and contradictory process that is ongoing. In this article we explain how the process of the localization of production in the southern Chile, in a broad sense, was articulated as a strategy of labor precariousness and an ecosystem degradation, which ultimately dynamized its own crisis in 2009. Here we see the consequences and implications of this process from the perspective of the spatial division of labor and labor precariousness.


Salmon industry, Southern Chile, Labour precariousness, Ecosystem degradation