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Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge

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Publisher Comments:

In this intelligently argued and principled book, internationally renowned Third World environmentalist Vandana Shiva exposes the latest frontier of the North's ongoing assault against the South's biological and other resources. Since the land, the forests, the oceans, and the atmosphere have already been colonized, eroded, and polluted, she argues, Northern capital is now carving out new colonies to exploit for gain: the interior spaces of the bodies of women, plants and animals.

Synopsis:

Shiva exposes the "new colonies" in the North's assault on the South's biological resources — the interior spaces of the bodies of women, plants and animals — and convincingly argues that international agreements enable Northern capital to appropriate biodiversity from its original owners by defining as "non-science" the seeds, medicinal plants, and indigenous knowledge of the South.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-133) and index.

About the Author

A world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award), Shiva has authored several bestselling books, most recently Earth Democracy. Activist and scientist, Shiva leads, with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, the International Forum on Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896085558
Author:
Shiva, Vandana
Publisher:
South End Press
Author:
Shiva, Vandana, Interviewee
Location:
Boston, MA :
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Indigenous peoples
Subject:
Patents
Subject:
Plants, cultivated
Subject:
Foreign trade regulation
Subject:
Genetic engineering -- Law and legislation.
Subject:
Patents -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Subject:
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Environmental - General
Subject:
Biotechnology -- Patents.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
GTR-343
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.4 x 0.4 in 7 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Shiva exposes the "new colonies" in the North's assault on the South's biological resources — the interior spaces of the bodies of women, plants and animals — and convincingly argues that international agreements enable Northern capital to appropriate biodiversity from its original owners by defining as "non-science" the seeds, medicinal plants, and indigenous knowledge of the South.
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