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Biogenetic Paradoxes of the Nation: Finncattle, Apples, and Other Genetic-Resource Puzzles - Experimental Futures (Hardback)
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Biogenetic Paradoxes of the Nation: Finncattle, Apples, and Other Genetic-Resource Puzzles - Experimental Futures (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 22/11/2019
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In 1992, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), signed by over 160 countries and hailed as the key symbol of a common vision for saving Earth's biodiversity, set forth three primary mandates: preserving biodiversity, using biodiversity components sustainably, and enabling economic benefit-sharing. The CBD-which gave signatory countries the ability to claim sovereignty over nonhuman genetic resources native to each nation-defined biodiversity through a politics of nationhood in ways that commodified genetic resources. In Biogenetic Paradoxes of the Nation Sakari Tamminen traces the ways in which the CBD's seemingly compatible yet ultimately paradox-ridden aims became manifest in efforts to create, conserve, and capitalize on distinct animal and plant species. In using Finland as a case study with which to understand the worldwide efforts to convert species into manifestations of national identity, Tamminen shows how the CBD's policies contribute less to biodiversity conservation than to smoothing the way for frictionless operation of biotechnologically assisted circuits of the global bioeconomy. Tamminen demonstrates how an intimate look at the high-level politics and technical processes of defining national genetic resources powerfully illuminates the limits of anthropocentric biopolitical theory.

Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9781478001959
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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