Les frontières des données anthropologiques

Le but de ce projet est de tester les limites d’ouverture des données anthropologiques, qu’elles soient passives ou en cours de production, de nature écrite, iconographique, sonore ou audiovisuelle, au regard des injonctions européennes actuelles et des exigences éthiques propres au contexte interculturel et souvent extra-européen de production et gestion des données anthropologiques.
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During the last three decades, indigenous Amazonian societies have begun to occupy an increasingly active role on the political stage. Their organizations have undeniably entered the national political arena, their members sometimes gaining high-representative positions at the state level. These same organizations are also becoming principal actors in hundreds of “environmental” conflicts that are shaking the region, conflicts primarily against private corporations and state agencies. Nevertheless, their motivations and political project remain ambiguous, and their rhetoric complex.

This research project aims to analyse this phenomenon in a comparative way, trying to highlight the specificities of each country in the region and the ways in which the borders of politics are beginning to shift. This project also intends to analyse this historical and social logics that these dynamics stimulate among Amerindian peoples with different cultural values.

Financed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), this project seeks to put into comparative perspective emerging challenges of care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and of care for those dying with such illnesses. We aim to describe as concretely as possibly the daily activity of care, either at home, or in another care setting. We seek to understand such care in relation to discussions, planning and practices of preparation for the end of life. Our study compares care for people in France and California, which are settings that have recently implemented new legal frameworks for governing care at the end of life; specifically voluntary assisted dying for certain illnesses in California (including ALS, but not Alzheimer’s), and the clarification of legislation around terminal sedation in France. Thus, in the French and the Californian contexts, the central question asked by this project is: for lives whose cerebral and physical integrity is threatened, how is care that seeks to maintain personhood put into practice, up until death?


Anthony Stavrianakis ; Laurence Tessier (CEMS) ; Isabelle Baszanger (CERMES 3)






ANR (2018-2021) http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/Projet-ANR-17-CE36-0007

The program MECMI, Morts en contexte de migration, Deaths in the Context of Migration, aims to document and examine the material, legal, institutional, associative, familial, moral, and emotional dimensions of death during migration. This presumes to fully integrate death into the phenomenon of migration, both as a reality and as a potentiality of multiple effects. The main issue of the program is twofold, putting two questions rarely associated in scientific literature into conversation, while still drawing upon a multidisciplinary, heterogenous corpus of research. It also endeavours to build a network of researchers, which, at this point in time, does not exist in either Québec or France.