Pour une ethnoculture de l'élevage vaches et « généalogies » dans la mémoire collective


fr Anthropozoologica 21 - Pages 31-39

Published on 01 November 1995

This article is a part of the thematic issue Animal in man's space, man in the animal space. Proceedings of the 5th international meeting of HASRI, Genova, 23-25 November 1994

Cultural and ethnographie dimension of cow-breeding in Switzerland: a collective memory on cow's généalogies

The ties and emotional links between breeders and their animals reveal a very lively collective ethnocultural memory. One notes a strong relationship between breeders, their animals and their territory that shows specific forms of stock farming and regional identity. Through the breeder's family and the cow's genealogy a fascinating cultural richness emerges that transcends cattle breeding per se.


Switzerland, Valais (canton of Switzerland), Cow-breed, Fighting cows, Cattle breeding, Breeders, Regional identity, Genealogic affiliation, Ethnoculture, Cultural aspects, Collective memory, Orally expressed tradition.

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