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Le rôle des déclencheurs biographiques dans les changements alimentaires : trajectoires indiennes

Abstract : This article explores trajectories of eating vegetarian and non-vegetarian of people living in India by anchoring in a micro sociology of relationships with food and life course transitions. These trajectories, “in continuity” or “in rupture”, thus depend on relationships with food (serene pleasure, anxious health, social) and biographical triggers. In fact, on the sidelines of the classic approaches which consider diet to be determined by caste or social class, or even sex, this reading grid looks at the reasons invoked by individuals who mention events, such as encounter, breakup, loss of a job, illness, involvement in a political party, age. All of these triggers modify the relationship with food, the body, and other individuals. The ruptures are mainly related to the social environment (through triggers called “exogenous” to the person) and to the change of stage in the life cycle (called “processual”). The recurrences in these accounts inform on how society regulates a life course and on new collective ways of considering social position such a biographisation of the life course. Indeed, and although these trajectories are following vegetarian and non-vegetarian models, the new “eggetarian” (egg eater) or “pescetarian” (fish eater) statuses are emerging as possible new identities, as well in the Indian society.
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Estelle Fourat. Le rôle des déclencheurs biographiques dans les changements alimentaires : trajectoires indiennes. SociologieS, Toulouse : Association internationale des sociologues de langue française, 2020. ⟨ird-03412589⟩



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