Des dromadaires et des hommes au Moyen-Orient. Identité et modernité

Faye Bernard. 2016. Des dromadaires et des hommes au Moyen-Orient. Identité et modernité. Anthropology of the Middle East, 11 (1) : pp. 51-65.

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Abstract : Regarded as an animal of the past and supporting the eternal image of the 'ship of the desert', the dromedary camel is facing deep changes in its rearing system, causing significant changes in human relationships. A somewhat idealized virtuous animal among the nomad with which it shares the rough life of deserts, it becomes only one cog in the intensification process of settled production systems where it needs to better express its potential of production to avoid the risk of being marginalized, its utilitarian function becoming predominant. However, the urbanized Middle East likes to remember the virtues of the animal and its products, the dromedary returning this animal idealized for a weekend where the city dweller looking over its lost emotional proximity, rather than the economic benefits of its products. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Dromadaire, Utilisation, Système de valeurs, Colonisation rurale, Intensification, Élevage intensif, Système agropastoral, Comportement animal, Animal de compagnie, Zone périurbaine, Nomadisme

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Moyen Orient

Mots-clés complémentaires : Camelus dromedarius, Sédentarisation

Classification Agris : L01 - Animal husbandry

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2014-2018) - Agriculture écologiquement intensive

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Faye Bernard, CIRAD-ES-UMR SELMET (FRA)

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