Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants, and Patents in South Africa ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Laura A. Foster

Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants, and Patents in South Africa

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Native to the Kalahari Desert, Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant known by generations of Indigenous San peoples to have a variety of uses: to reduce hunger, increase energy, and ease breastfeeding. In the global North, it is known as a natural appetite suppressant, a former star of the booming diet industry. In Reinventing Hoodia, Laura Foster explores how the plant was reinvented through patent ownership, pharmaceutical research, the self-determination efforts of Indigenous San peoples, contractual benefit sharing, commercial development as an herbal supplement, and bioprospecting legislation.Using a feminist decolonial technoscience approach, Foster argues that although patent law is inherently racialized, gendered, and Western, it offered opportunities for Indigenous San peoples, South African scientists, and Hoodia growers to make unequal claims for belonging within the shifting politics of South Africa. This radical interdisciplinary and intersectional account of the multiple materialities of Hoodia illuminates the co-constituted connections between law, science, and the marketplace, while demonstrating how these domains value certain forms of knowledge and matter differently.�
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Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants, and Patents in South Africa PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Laura A. Foster
University of Washington Press, September 2017
ISBN: 9780295742199
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Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants, and Patents in South Africa ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Laura A. Foster
University of Washington Press, September 2017
ISBN: 9780295742199
EAN:  2370007928934
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $25.00 eBook price: $23.99