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This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures.

Chapter 12: The Social Imaginary of Geographical Indicators in Contested Environments: Politicized Heritage and the Racialized Landscapes of South African Rooibos Tea

The Social Imaginary of Geographical Indicators in Contested Environments: Politicized Heritage and the Racialized Landscapes of South African Rooibos Tea
The Social Imaginary of Geographical Indicators in Contested Environments: The Politicized Heritage and the Racialized Landscapes of South African Rooibos Tea
Rosemary J. Coombe Sarah Ives Daniel Huizenga
Introduction

Consumed in more than 30 countries worldwide for its sweet aroma and celebrated medicinal qualities, rooibos tea is still cultivated primarily in the region where it also grows wild: the fynbos biome of southwestern South Africa. The South African Rooibos Council (SARC), a non-profit organization established in its current form in 2005 to promote industry interests, seeks to acquire a geographical indication (GI) for rooibos ...

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