Agnès Fortier

Agnès Fortier is an ethno-sociologist at the UMR SADAPT, Université Paris Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech. Her research focuses on biodiversity conservation from the perspective of the implementation of public policies and the dynamics of production and rationalisation of knowledge related to life.

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Socio-histoire des catégories « amateurs » et « professionnels » en apiculture.

Agnès FortierPierre Alphandéry et Lucie Dupré | 13.09.2022

For a long time considered as a marginal activity, beekeeping has received particular attention in recent years due to the high mortality rate of bee colonies and its consequences on pollination, the maintenance of biodiversity and food security. Composed mainly of "amateurs", the beekeeping world contrasts with the process of professionalisation that has been imposed in agriculture since the mid-20th century. This article aims to question the genesis and the social and political construction of the categories "amateurs" and [...]