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The Resource When nature goes public : the making and unmaking of bioprospecting in Mexico, Cori Hayden

When nature goes public : the making and unmaking of bioprospecting in Mexico, Cori Hayden

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When nature goes public : the making and unmaking of bioprospecting in Mexico
Title
When nature goes public
Title remainder
the making and unmaking of bioprospecting in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Cori Hayden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bioprospecting - the exchange of plants for corporate promises of royalties or community development assistance - has been lauded as a way to develop new medicines while offering southern nations and indigenous communities an incentive to preserve their rich biodiversity. But can pharmaceutical profits really advance conservation and indigenous rights? How much should companies pay and to whom? Who stands to gain and lose? The first anthropological study of the practices mobilized in the name and in the shadow of bioprospecting, this book takes us into the unexpected sites where Mexican scientists and American companies venture looking for medicinal plants and local knowledge. Cori Hayden tracks bioprospecting's contentious new promise - and the contradictory activities generated in its name. Focusing on a contract involving Mexico's National Autonomous University, Hayden examines the practices through which researchers, plant vendors, rural collectors, indigenous cooperatives, and other actors put prospecting to work. By paying unique attention to scientific research, she provides a key to understanding which people and plants are included in the promises of "selling biodiversity to save it"--And which are not. And she considers the consequences of linking scientific research and rural "enfranchisement" to the logics of intellectual property. Roving across UN protocols, botanical collecting histories, Mexican nationalist agendas, neoliberal property regimes, and North-South relations, When Nature Goes Public charts the myriad, emergent publics that drive and contest the global market in biodiversity and its futures. -- from back cover
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1970-
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Hayden, Cori
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
In-formation series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicinal plants
  • Botanical drug industry
  • Ethnoscience
  • Intellectual property
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Plant diversity conservation
  • Germplasm resources conservation
  • Botanical drug industry
  • Ethnoscience
  • Germplasm resources conservation
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Intellectual property
  • Medicinal plants
  • Plant diversity conservation
  • Mexico
  • Umweltethik
  • Nachhaltigkeit
  • Bioprospektion
  • Mexiko
  • Inheemse volken
  • Intellectuele eigendom
  • Volksgeneeskunde
  • Plantaardige geneesmiddelen
  • Geneeskrachtige planten
  • Plantes
  • Diversite vegetale
  • Ethnosciences
  • Plantes medicinales
Label
When nature goes public : the making and unmaking of bioprospecting in Mexico, Cori Hayden
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • By the Side of the Road: The Contours of a Field Site
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Brine Shrimp Assay: Signs of Life, Sites of Value
  • Ch. 7.
  • Presumptions of Interest
  • Ch. 8.
  • Remaking Prospecting's Publics
  • Ch. 1.
  • Interests and Publics: On (Ethno)science and Its Accountabilities
  • Ch. 2.
  • Neoliberalism's Nature
  • Ch. 3.
  • Prospecting in Mexico: Rights, Risk, and Regulation
  • Ch. 4.
  • Market Research: When Local Knowledge Is Public Knowledge
Control code
on1159822332
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691216362
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv132hp40
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1159822332
Label
When nature goes public : the making and unmaking of bioprospecting in Mexico, Cori Hayden
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • By the Side of the Road: The Contours of a Field Site
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Brine Shrimp Assay: Signs of Life, Sites of Value
  • Ch. 7.
  • Presumptions of Interest
  • Ch. 8.
  • Remaking Prospecting's Publics
  • Ch. 1.
  • Interests and Publics: On (Ethno)science and Its Accountabilities
  • Ch. 2.
  • Neoliberalism's Nature
  • Ch. 3.
  • Prospecting in Mexico: Rights, Risk, and Regulation
  • Ch. 4.
  • Market Research: When Local Knowledge Is Public Knowledge
Control code
on1159822332
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691216362
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv132hp40
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1159822332

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