Land, bodies, and knowledge: biocolonialism of plants, indigenous peoples, women, and people with disabilities

Hawthorne, Susan (2007) Land, bodies, and knowledge: biocolonialism of plants, indigenous peoples, women, and people with disabilities. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 32 (2). pp. 314-323.

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Abstract

In the same way that it can be argued that the bodies of the poor, people of color, and women have been colonized in the preceding centuries along with the colonization of land, so too it can be argued with bioprospecting. The difference is that this latest permutation of colonization is occurring in a knowledge-based economy. Privatization is achieved through patents, the exploitation of body parts such as women's eggs or the cell lines of isolated populations, and the appropriation of knowledge that has been handed down over generations, very frequently among women.

Item ID: 54933
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0097-9740
Keywords: indigenous peoples; tropical rain forests; disabilities; feminism; biopiracy; biological resources; forest resources; marine resources; trees; medical genetics
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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 07:37
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200211 Postcolonial Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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