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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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Les oiseaux de cage

Les oiseaux de cage

The Passions of Amateur Breeders


E. Del Col

Edition 2010

This work propels the reader into the close yet unknown universe of breeders of cage birds, in all its facets: breeders, birds, domestic life, community service, traditions, history, etc. This passion combines three specialized types of sociology: a ...


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Administrer  la nature

Administrer la nature


A. Selmi

Edition 2010
An anthropological survey of the Vanoise National Park, a study of naturalist knowledge and practice.
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Juger pour échanger

Juger pour échanger

The Social Construction of Quality Agreement in an Economy Based on Individual Judgements


S. Dubuisson-Quellier, J. Neuville

Edition 2010

Under what conditions do economic agents in modern society reach agreement and exchange with trust? The goal of this volume is to describe and analyse the mechanisms under which a judgement is produced, more specifically the construction of an ...


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Prendre soin de la nature ordinaire

Prendre soin de la nature ordinaire


C. Mougenot

Edition 2010
Parks and nature preserves have long been the only instruments available for protecting noteworthy natural sites and wildlife. Today the vital roles of industrial wastelands, trails, bocages, copses, ponds and meadows in nature conservation are also ...
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Machinisme et bricolages

Machinisme et bricolages


A. Guenin

Edition 2010
An inquiry and an ethnographical study of the technical inventiveness and creativity of farmers illustrated by the example of blackcurrant and cherry producers from two rural districts of Burgundy: Côte d'Or and Yonne. From the undue installation of ...
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