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L'agroécosystème et les génies chez les Sèmè du Burkina. Réflexion sur la notion de services écosystémiques culturels

Abstract : The argument of the article is to show that reading the practices and landscapes by the means of the cultural ecosystem services approach in traditional societies comes up against an incompatibility of premises, those of the western scientific approach being too different from those of village representations. The demonstration starts from the practice of conserving the fallow treelet Pteleopsis suberosa for religious cultural purposes implemented by the members of the Sèmè society, a group of farmers in Burkina Faso. This point leads to identify different levels of representations relating to the earth, the human being and the invisible. It is shown that while the attribution of the practices related to the representations to classes of ecosystem services is formally possible, only do that is to miss the essential. The article discusses the aporia of applying to one society a theoretical construction based upon the way of thinking of another society.
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Anne Fournier. L'agroécosystème et les génies chez les Sèmè du Burkina. Réflexion sur la notion de services écosystémiques culturels. Cahiers Agricultures, 2020. ⟨halshs-02928381⟩

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