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GARINE Éric de

Regional fields

Central Africa (Cameroon)

Thematic fields

ethnobiology, anthropology of nutrition, study of subsistence systems, biology/culture interface

Keywords

Duupa, Central Africa, human ecology, agrobiodiversity, natural resources


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Sharing millet beer during collective work,
Duupa, 2002 (photo E. Garine)

Ethnologist Éric Garine studies anthropological phenomena at the interface between biology and culture, in the context of a multidisciplinary collaboration with life science practitioners. His approach is based on fieldwork in Central Africa (mainly Cameroon), and involves the analysis of knowledge about nature, methods of subsistence (particularly agriculture) and diet. The fulcrum of his approach is the study of indigenous systems of knowledge about biological phenomena in the environment. This research follows the general trend of studying the dynamics of relationships between societies and their environments. It is designed to take account of contemporary phenomena, especially the effect of rural development policy has on knowledge and subsistence.

Over the past few years, he has dedicated the bulk his time to studying knowledge and practices relating to cultivated plants and agrobiodiversity, in collaboration with ecologists and geneticists.

As either coordinator or collaborator, Éric Garine has participated in several multidisciplinary research programs (ethnology, geography, archeology, botany, agroecology, evolutionary biology, genetics), in the Lake Chad Basin, from 2001 to the present.


Principal publications

  • 2016 ed. (E. Garine, M.L. Rodrigo-Estevan, C. Raimond, F.X. Medina), Sharing Food (Guadalajara (Jalisco), Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad de Guadalajara) [Estudios del Hombre, 35; Serie Antropología de la Alimentación].
  • 2016 (C. Violon, M. Thomas, E. Garine), Good year, bad year: changing strategies, changing networks? A two-year study on seed acquisition in northern Cameroon, Ecology and Society, 21 (2): 34 http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08376-210234.
  • 2014 (J. Wencélius, E. Garine), Dans les sillons de l’alliance. Ethnographie de la circulation des semences de sorgho dans l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun?, Les Cahiers d’Outre-Mer, 265: 93-116.
  • 2014 (N. Becu, C. Raimond, É. Garine, M; Deconchat et K. Kokou), Coupling environmental and social processes to simulate the emergence of a savannah landscape mosaic under shifting cultivation and assess its sustainability, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 17 (1) 1 http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/17/1/1.html.
  • 2013 (É. Garine, A. Luxereau, J. Wencelius, C. Violon, T. Robert, A. Barnaud, S. Caillon, C. Raimond), De qui les variétés traditionnelles de plantes cultivées pourraient-elles être le patrimoine? Réflexions depuis le Bassin du Lac Tchad, in D. Juhé-Beaulaton, M.-C. Cormier-Salem, P. de Robert et B. Roussel (eds), Effervescence patrimoniale au Sud. Enjeux, questions, limites (Paris, IRD Editions): 379-409.
  • 2009 (A. Barnaud, M. Deu, É. Garine, J. Chantereau, Bolteu, J. Esaei, E. Ouin Koïda, D. McKey, H. Joly), A weed-crop complex in sorghum: The fate of new genetic combinations in a traditional farming system, American Journal of Botany, 96 (10): 1869–1879.
  • 2007, Quand il n’y a pas d’animal «clé de voûte» dans la zoologie populaire. Notes de terrain sur une civilisation agraire du nord du Cameroun (Duupa, Massif de Poli), in E. Dounias, E. Motte-Florac and M. Dunham (eds), Le symbolisme des animaux. L’animal, clef de voûte de la relation entre l’homme et la nature (Paris, IRD Éditions): 121-142.
  • 2005 eds (C. Raimond, É. Garine and O. Langlois), Ressources vivrières et choix alimentaires dans le bassin du lac Tchad (Paris, IRD Éditions).
  • 2003 (E. Garine, O. Langlois, C. Raimond, M. de Garine Wichatitsky), Paysage fortuit ou nature construite? Écologie historique des savanes soudaniennes au nord Cameroun, in T. Muxart, F.D. Vivien, B. Villalba, J. Burnouf (eds), Des milieux et des hommes: fragments d’histoire croisés (Paris, Elsevier): 151-160.
  • 2001, An ethnographic account to the many roles of millet beer in the culture of the Duupa agriculturalists (Poli Mountains, Northern Cameroon), in I. Garine and V. Garine (eds), Drinking : An anthropological approach (Oxford, Berghan): 191-204.

   


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Maître de conférences, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Département d’ethnologie, de préhistoire et d’ethnomusicologie
[Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer]

eric.garine[at]mae.u-paris10.fr


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