Networks, place, and the politics of life

Transgenic-free territories in Costa Rica:

Fecha de publicación: 24 abril, 2012

A B S T R A C T
Several municipalities across Costa Rica have
adopted “transgenic-free territory” ordinances,
joining similar communities worldwide in declaring
themselves free from genetically engineered
organisms such as transgenic seeds. Through
ethnography of antitransgenic activism, I describe
the rise of transgenic-free territories to examine the
relationship between transnational activist networks
and place-based struggles. I suggest that activist
networks and the transgenic-free territory
designation respond to processes of globalization
that have reorganized the material and discursive
relations between capital and nature, and I show
why such territories have gained significance as a
defense of sovereignty, place, and even life itself.
[transnational activist networks, nature, life, place,
environmentalism, Costa Rica]

Fuente: Principal
Última modificación: 24 de abril de 2012 a las 02:04
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