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Les représentations sociales du risque ciguatérique en Polynésie française

Abstract : This study in social sciences focuses on the ciguatera risk that is affecting the Polynesians' health. Compared to the global exposure of the world population to ciguatera health risks, the situation of French Polynesia is particularly worrying when considering the number of people poisoned each year. Exposure to this risk directly depends on the marine ecosystem, but also on lifestyles and individual responsibilities. This study focuses on the Tahitians' representations of the ciguatera risk, that is to say their knowledge, awareness and acceptance of the health risk resulting from the consumption of fish likely to be infected. It therefore provides a better understanding of these representations, as well as the cultural, social and economic factors that explain and justify the consumption of potentially at-risk fish.
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Anthony Tchékémian. Les représentations sociales du risque ciguatérique en Polynésie française. Colloque VULPARE - Vulnérabilités du Patrimoine Récifal, MSHP-SUD, Dec 2019, Montpellier, France. ⟨hal-03211610⟩



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