Global Issues Colloquium to Discuss Rural Chile

For the final session of the Global Issues Colloquium series, Anton Daughters, assistant professor of anthropology, will present “Observations of Daily Life in Rural Southern Chile” at 7 p.m. April 14 in Magruder Hall 2001.

Daughters took a group of Truman students to Chile last year, and plans on taking another group this December. The colloquium will discuss what life is like for ordinary people in the Archipelago Chiloe, and includes students Daniel Wagner and Hope Berntsen.

Daughters has studied indigenous American culture from several angles and is co-editor of the book "Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History." He has written about Hopi clowning, colonial definitions of torture and salmon farming in Chiloe. He has also contributed to several books, including "Lost in the Long Transition: Struggles for Social Justice in Neoliberal Chile" and "Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History." 

Sponsored by the Global Issues Committee, the series is presented for educational or civic purposes. For more information on the spring’s colloquiums, visit

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