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La Florida, a commune of contrasts.

Abstract in spanish

The following ethnography tries to demonstrate the transformations to which the commune of La Florida has seen exposed in the last 20 years product of the processes of modernization and urban expansion of the city of Santiago. In this period of time passed of being a semi-rural zone transforming in a subcenter of the capital. The whereabouts 14 have turned into a symbol of the speech of modernity of market that one installed in the commune, the conjunction of big avenues, the arrival of the subway and the establishment of the principal communal services in this point turn it into an icon of this new stage into the history of the commune.

Keywords: ethnography,La Florida,Urbanism,Semi-rural,Santiago de Chile.
Author: Scarlett Bozzo, Cristóbal Villablanca, Matías Wolff. Licenciados en Antropología. Universidad de Chile.
Received: January 17th, 2005, Accepted: June 10th, 2005
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 5 - Santiago, Julio 2005 - 180/202 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.