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Conférence organisée par l'Association des Amis du Vieux Chamonix

Cultural, Conference, Historic in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
  • L'histoire des crétins des Alpes - Lecture by Antoine de BAECQUE - Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure

  • "Alpine moron!" Before becoming one of Captain Haddock's favourite insults
    insults, the expression refers to a pronounced state of physical and
    physical and mental degeneration, eradicated since the 1920s. The
    cretinism was the subject of a major public health debate in the 19th century.
    century, when some 20,000 cretins and goiterers populated the French mountains
    French mountains, sparking a "science of the Alps" that exemplified
    the question of the "great confinement of bodies"...
    "Alpine moron!" Before becoming one of Captain Haddock's favourite insults
    insults, the expression refers to a pronounced state of physical and
    physical and mental degeneration, eradicated since the 1920s. The
    cretinism was the subject of a major public health debate in the 19th century.
    century, when some 20,000 cretins and goiterers populated the French mountains
    French mountains, sparking a "science of the Alps" that exemplified
    the question of the "great confinement of bodies" haunting the work of
    Michel Foucault's work. The cretin is also a victim, whose sacrifice is
    a silent scandal. He becomes the guinea pig for all kinds
    experiments, both pedagogical and surgical, which are generally useless, and
    long left in a deformed and debilitated state. His revenge
    - an astonishing form of cretinous pride - is gradually achieved by the
    collective imagination, which has made him one of the paradoxical
    paradoxical emblems of Alpine identity.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
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