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Accumulation by Disposession

David Harvey

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199264315
eISBN:
9780191917646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199264315.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

Rosa Luxemburg argues that capital accumulation has a dual character: One concerns the commodity market and the place where surplus value is produced—the factory, the ... More


From Plants to Pharmaceuticals

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/9780226086163.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Bitter Roots introduces an innovative new way to think about drug discovery from plants within a transnational perspective. It historicizes the process of drug discovery for each plant in a ... More


Take Arrow Poisons for the Heart

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/9780226086163.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Colonial botanists in the British colony of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in West Africa, stole plants and information in their quest to manufacture a new drug for ‘smoker’s heart’, sold by companies ... More


Green Gold

Robert A. Voeks

in The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226547718
eISBN:
9780226547855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547855.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The colonial era witnessed a fevered quest for exotic medicinal plants by European physicians and scientists. This chapter explores the geographical principles that oriented the search towards the ... More


Rights over Genetic Resources and the Demise of the Biological Commons

Stephen B. Brush

in Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter addresses the issues of equity in a world divided by economic wealth and poverty, uneven distribution, trade of genetic resources and ownership of these resources as intellectual ... More


The Traditional Knowledge Trilogy

Prashant Reddy T. and Sumathi Chandrashekaran

in Create, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property Dilemmas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199470662
eISBN:
9780199088850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470662.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter critiques three particular patents cases in the US and EU that were filed in the 1990s by Indian NGOs and the Indian government. The three patents in question were related to neem, ... More


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