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Quand la vie ne tient qu'à un soupçon de sensibilité. Ethnographie de rapports interspécifiques à l'échelle des lépidoptères en Thaïlande

Abstract : Silks are made of the intertwining of yarns combining proteinaceous filaments produced by various arthropods. From the 4th millennium BC J.-C., silk industry developed worldwide around the breeding and the treatment of cocoons of one of them, the Bombyx of the mulberry tree, Bombyx mori L., a Lepidoptera originating from China. The many varieties of this species are the result of a considerable work of hybridizations and selections carried out by sericulturists over generations. "Domesticated", the Bombyx have lost all autonomy and can not live without the help of human beings. Based on the ethnography of a pilot sericultural center, this article proposes to examine this apparent interspecific domination by exploring the sensitive dimensions of the relations between the sericulturists and the insects they are caring for.
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Annabel Vallard. Quand la vie ne tient qu'à un soupçon de sensibilité. Ethnographie de rapports interspécifiques à l'échelle des lépidoptères en Thaïlande. Techniques et culture, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme 2017, 68, pp.134-161. ⟨halshs-02513297⟩

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