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De l'incertitude au risque : un outil heuristique

Abstract : The notion of risk (or perception of risk) is complex because it intrinsically refers to specific ethnographic presents that make the comparative approach difficult. The perception of risk is the consequence of social rationales and dynamics from which a contextual consensus have merged. This paper investigates these processes of emergence through the suggestion that they occur in moments and situations in which lived or observed realities do not reflect the horizon of expectations. These are situations of uncertainty that prove to be productive moments for ethnographic enquiry. The article discusses the foundations of such an anthropology of uncertainty, then illustrates the approach through a case study that investigates the representations of the State that articulate the inhabitants of the southern part of the island of Malekula.
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Laurent Dousset. De l'incertitude au risque : un outil heuristique. Moussons : recherches en sciences humaines sur l'Asie du Sud-Est, 2019, 34, pp.21-48. ⟨10.4000/moussons.5238⟩. ⟨hal-02373026⟩



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