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Acteurs et gestion du littoral. Une anthropologie de la baie du Mont-Saint-Michel.

Abstract : The Mont Saint-Michel bay (France) is a coastal area in a state of perpetual natural but also socioeconomic evolution. The coast - and particularly the foreshore - of the bay, occupied in various ways for millenniums, is the support on which local populations have developed exploitation techniques and social networks. What we consider a local socioeconomic and political system, based on "traditional" activities (fishing from the shore, shellfish farming, hunting, sheep breeding), is now disrupted by the intervention of external factors, related to global changes in coastal governance and to the appropriation of the bay by tourists of a new kind, wild nature and protected areas enthusiasts. In this thesis, we first describe the various ways of occupying the foreshore of the Mont Saint-Michel bay, as well as groups of occupants and their cohabitation. We then analyze, through the lens of the implementation of coastal management policy "programs" based on the criteria of sustainable development (particularly "Natura 2000"), the way the groups of permanent occupants of the bay, are going to try, or not, to adapt or to oppose the definition of these new norms of management of the coast, these new activities and these new occupants, in order to preserve their own marks, their "rights of user", their organization.
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Submitted on : Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 9:19:58 AM
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Christophe Secula. Acteurs et gestion du littoral. Une anthropologie de la baie du Mont-Saint-Michel.. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Museum national d'histoire naturelle - MNHN PARIS, 2011. Français. ⟨tel-00628924v2⟩



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