Contested Properties

Peoples, Plants and Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa

This book deals with the values of medicinal plants and associated knowledge(s) in the field of bioprospecting in post-apartheid South Africa. Bioprospecting, the use of genetic or biological resources for commercial purposes, is a profit-oriented enterprise facing new challenges with the rise of human rights and biodiversity politics. This new situation has led to claims for political leverage made by indigenous communities, as well as to claims for national and local cultural identity and heritage. The picture presented here contributes to the widely discussed yet so far unresolved question of how to appropriately share benefits, and how to protect indigenous knowledge in this field.

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2019-11-27, ca. 300 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4794-5

This product will be released at 27 November 2019

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Britta Rutert

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Author(s)
Britta Rutert
Book title
Contested Properties Peoples, Plants and Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 300
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 15 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4794-5
Commodity Group
1752
BIC-Code
JHMC JPA MMG
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 POL010000 MED072000
THEMA-Code
JHMC JPA MKG
Release date
2019-11-27
Edition
1
Topics
Medizin, Natur, Biopolitik
Readership
Anthropology, Sociology, History, Legal Studies, Colonial Studies
Keywords/Tags
Bioprospecting, Medicinal Plants, Traditional Knowledge, Knowledge Economy, Property, South Africa, Nature, Biopolitics, Medicine, Ethnology, Pharmacy, Africa

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