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Of shared knowledge between humans and animals

Éléphant

Nicolas LAINÉ
Bourse de terrain 2018 de l’IRASEC

The scholarship offered by IRASEC (2018) allowed me to deepen the processing and analysis of a corpus of data collected during two stays in Laos. Wishing to bring to light the relationship to nature and the relationship to others among the Tai-Lue in Laos, I led broader reflections on the links between environment and health, biodiversity and cultural diversity, as well as on the co-construction of shared knowledge between humans and animals. The approach undertaken could prove fruitful in preventing the emergence or re-emergence of diseases such as we are currently experiencing with SARS Covid-19. The study was primarily based on village elephants and their working relations for and with local populations.

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1 octobre 2020