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The Resource Science, colonialism, and indigenous peoples : the cultural politics of law and knowledge, Laurelyn Whitt

Science, colonialism, and indigenous peoples : the cultural politics of law and knowledge, Laurelyn Whitt

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Science, colonialism, and indigenous peoples : the cultural politics of law and knowledge
Title
Science, colonialism, and indigenous peoples
Title remainder
the cultural politics of law and knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Laurelyn Whitt
Title variation
Science, Colonialism, & Indigenous Peoples
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the intersection of indigenous studies, science studies, and legal studies lies a tense web of political issues of vital concern for the survival of indigenous nations. Numerous historians of science have documented the vital role of late-eighteenth- and nineteenth-century science as a part of statecraft, a means of extending empire. This book follows imperialism into the present, demonstrating how pursuit of knowledge of the natural world impacts, and is impacted by, indigenous peoples rather than nation-states. In extractive biocolonialism, the valued genetic resources, and associated agricultural and medicinal knowledge, of indigenous peoples are sought, legally converted into private intellectual property, transformed into commodities, and then placed for sale in genetic marketplaces. Science, Colonialism, and Indigenous Peoples critically examines these developments, demonstrating how contemporary relations between indigenous and Western knowledge systems continue to be shaped by the dynamics of power, the politics of property, and the apologetics of law
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UkCbUP
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Whitt, Laurelyn
Index
index present
LC call number
KIE1200
LC item number
.W48 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Intellectual property
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Sociological jurisprudence
Label
Science, colonialism, and indigenous peoples : the cultural politics of law and knowledge, Laurelyn Whitt
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imperialism then and now -- Indigenous knowledge, power, and responsibility -- Value-neutrality and value-bifurcation : the cultural politics of science -- The rhetoric of research justification -- Indigenist critiques of biocolonialism -- The commodification of knowledge -- Intellectual property rights as means and mechanism of imperialism -- Transforming sovereignties
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511760068
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Science, colonialism, and indigenous peoples : the cultural politics of law and knowledge, Laurelyn Whitt
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imperialism then and now -- Indigenous knowledge, power, and responsibility -- Value-neutrality and value-bifurcation : the cultural politics of science -- The rhetoric of research justification -- Indigenist critiques of biocolonialism -- The commodification of knowledge -- Intellectual property rights as means and mechanism of imperialism -- Transforming sovereignties
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511760068
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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