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Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Bitter Roots is a history of drug discovery from plants across different African countries. It reconsiders the history of pharmaceutical patents, biopiracy, and bioprospecting to show that African ... More


Take Kalahari Hoodia for Hunger

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

in Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter situates hoodia within the longer history of the creation of healing plant Diasporas in South Africa from San settlement up through the process of plant prospecting at the Council for ... More


Fighting Fetishism: Biocultural Readings of Social Hieroglyphs

Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte

in Stewarding The Earth: Rethinking Property and the Emergence of Biocultural Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098669
eISBN:
9780199083046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098669.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter notes that the persistence of the trope of the homo economicus as symptomatic of something much deeper. It develops the argument that the homo economicus is a secondary symptom whose ... More


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