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Revista de Estudios Sociales

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PINOCHET COBOS, Carla; PETERS, Tomás  and  GUZMAN, Victoria. The COVID Crisis in the Chilean Cultural Sector: Collective Action Strategies and Cultural Policies from Below. rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2021, n.78, pp.14-35.  Epub Sep 15, 2021. ISSN 0123-885X.

The purpose of this article is to map the responses brought forth by Chile’s cultural and artistic sector -one of the most seriously affected by the health restriction policies implemented- to the COVID-19 crisis. Through a qualitative strategy that combines virtual ethnography, press analysis, and in-depth interviews with key informants, we characterize the creative strategies that have enabled a reinvention of the processes of cultural production, distribution, and consumption. We also examine how the sector has mobilized formal and informal associative networks to install a solidarity ethic of common care, and to dispute, within the country’s context of the constitutional change, the status of culture in contemporary Chilean society.

Keywords : Chile; COVID-19; cultural work; health crisis; precarious work.

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