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The Resource The corporate control of life : Die Kontrolle von Konzernen über das Leben, Vandana Shiva

The corporate control of life : Die Kontrolle von Konzernen über das Leben, Vandana Shiva

Label
The corporate control of life : Die Kontrolle von Konzernen über das Leben
Title
The corporate control of life
Title remainder
Die Kontrolle von Konzernen über das Leben
Statement of responsibility
Vandana Shiva
Title variation
  • Kontrolle von Konzernen über das Leben
  • Vandana Shiva
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
Summary
"Indian physicist and activist Vandana Shiva (b.1952) demonstrates in a matter-of-fact way how corporations gain control over our lives. The patenting of life -- from bacteria and plants to cloned animals with certain genetic characteristics -- implies the reification and commercialization of life. An agreement of the World Trade Organization allows corporations to patent nearly everything we can imagine. One of the repercussions is biopiracy, the reclaiming of ancient traditional use and breeding of plants as the corporations' own "invention", as Shiva shows through the examples of the neem tree and basmati rice. The monopolization of seeds has forced farmers in large parts of India into dependence on corporations, which undermines the farmers' basis of living."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
OI@
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Language note
Parallel text in English and German
LC call number
SB123.5
LC item number
.S55x 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • 100 notes--100 thoughts =
  • 100 Notizen--100 Gedanken
Series volume
no. 012
Label
The corporate control of life : Die Kontrolle von Konzernen über das Leben, Vandana Shiva
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Documenta (13), to be held in September 2012
Dimensions
15 cm.
Extent
42 p.
Isbn
9783775728614
Other physical details
1 ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn747540116
  • (OCoLC)747540116
  • 1714824
  • 1792186
Label
The corporate control of life : Die Kontrolle von Konzernen über das Leben, Vandana Shiva
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Documenta (13), to be held in September 2012
Dimensions
15 cm.
Extent
42 p.
Isbn
9783775728614
Other physical details
1 ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn747540116
  • (OCoLC)747540116
  • 1714824
  • 1792186

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