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Natures sociales

Natures sociales
The Natures sociales collection is copublished with the Maison des sciences de l’homme, and includes sociological and ethnological works on agricultural and marine production operations, the environment and food. It is geared towards scientists and other parties interested in sociology and ethnology.



Agriculture Adopted by the Baka Pygmies in Cameroon

Agriculture Adopted by the Baka Pygmies in Cameroon

Social Dynamic and Structural Continuity


C. Leclerc

Edition 2012

This book describes and analyses how the Baka Pygmies changed in Cameroon at the turn of the 1960s with the adoption of agriculture and permanent dwellings. Their move from a hunting and gathering economy to an economy that includes agriculture is an ideal framework for more general reflection on the social dynamics, changes in societies and sustainable development.


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Environment and Society

Environment and Society

A Sociological Analysis of the Environmental Question


C. Aspe, M. Jacqué

Edition 2012

This work presents a sociological analysis of the environmental question from its emergence in France in the late 1960s until now. A protests and claims issue, its first purpose was to raise doubts over the method of industrial development before becoming a powerful vector of social standardisation, raising with sociologists the question of relations between politics, economics and ideology. The way in which both the various social and natural science disciplines have seized on this question helps in the social construction of this purpose and throws into question the current position of scientists faced with environmental issues.

 


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Les liens de l'eau

Les liens de l'eau

In Brenne, a Society Around its Ponds


G. Bédoucha

Edition 2011
Curiosity has led Geneviève Bédoucha to the heart of the Brenne, this still-secret wetland with its thousands of ponds. The links are tightening in these waters given over to fish farming since the monastic era.
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Les alpages a l'epreuve des loups

Les alpages a l'epreuve des loups


M. Vincent

Edition 2011

This book reflects the conflict which has been raging since 1992 between the world of pastoralism and wolf protection campaigners. The author emphasises the need for an active wolf management policy if these two worlds are to live peacefully side by side.


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Des gestes aux techniques

Des gestes aux techniques


J. Bert

Edition 2010
Jean-François Bert presents and comments on the essay by André-Georges Haudricourt, a key figure in French anthropology, supported by previously unpublished articles by the ethnologist and drawings by Igor de Garine.
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Métamorphoses de l'expertise

Métamorphoses de l'expertise

Precaution and Prion Diseases


C. Granjou, M. Barbier

Edition 2010

This book offers a sociological lecture on conversions of the scientific expertise relating to the "mad cow" crisis. It explores the complexity of questions raised by changes in the recourse to science to manage the risks.


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Penser le comportement animal

Penser le comportement animal

Contribution to a Critique of Reductionism


F. Burgat

Edition 2010
How to characterise behaviour? How to develop a fairer ethology, as much in terms of understanding the behaviour as of needs, of animals dominated by man?
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Les intermittents du bio

Les intermittents du bio

For a Pragmatic Sociological View of Emerging Food Choices


C. Lamine

Edition 2008
Most people who buy organic products are only partial, occasional consumers. This picture of "intermittent" organic consumers gives us an insight into the complexity and variability of dietary practices.
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A l'abattoir

A l'abattoir

Work and professional relations as regards health risks


S. Muller

Edition 2008
Based on a survey conducted in an abattoir between 1995 and 2000, the author sets out the realities of the work done and social relations in abattoirs, which the general public knows little about.
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Grands barrages et habitants

Grands barrages et habitants

The Social Risks of Development


N. Blanc, S. Bonin

Edition 2008
The sustainability of large dams, seen from a social science standpoint: social aspects should no longer be sidelined in planning studies, but should form the basis for a new environmental management rationale.
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