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Les représentations de l'hérédité en situation interculturelle à l'Île de La Réunion

Abstract : Heredity, in its anthropological and social dimensions, appears as one major identity stake. In Reunion Island, the sharply contrasting origins of the population (Africa, Madagascar, Comoros, Europe, India, China) through a process of admixture, generated a very diversified phenotypic panel within most families. The result from these various cultural meetings leads to envisage the existence of singular representations about what can be called heredity: the transmission of distinctive characteristics over the generations. These distinctive characteristics, i.e. the constitutive traits of the person or the group -whether they are bound to biological and/or cultural heredity- are the basis of the individual and familial identity construction. We will show how, in Reunion, the heredity representations bring a better understanding of the structure of kinship.
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Thierry Malbert. Les représentations de l'hérédité en situation interculturelle à l'Île de La Réunion. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Université de la Réunion, 2006. Français. ⟨NNT : 2006lare0014⟩. ⟨tel-00595592⟩

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