Large mining and agricultural localities in northern Chile: an exploratory comparison of three cases is the title of the article that recently Damian Gálvez, a researcher in our Institute, published in journal Chungará. The text written in coauthorship with members of the Group of Research in the Social Sciences and Economics (GICSEC), exposes the results of a qualitative and exploratory study about the agrarian transformations and the water conflicts that have emerged in the last three decades between localities historically agricultural and large mining companies in northern Chile. From the discourse of the interviewees, there was a historical reconstruction of the changes by focusing on three interrelated dimensions that allowed addressing the problem: characteristics of agricultural activities, presence and links with the mining, and the situation of the water resources.

Journal Chungará (Arica) is a quarterly publication indexed in ISI Thomson and has as the main objective to publish original contributions, empirical or theoretical, in the various disciplines of anthropology and related sciences relating to the Andean region of South America and other areas of the world.

Damian Gálvez is an anthropologist at the Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano UAHC, master student in Anthropology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and researcher at the International Institute for Philosophy and Social Studies IIPSS.