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Chapter 5: Reinventing Possession: Boundary Disputes in the Governance of Plant Genetic Resources

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Reinventing Possession: Boundary Disputes in the Governance of Plant Genetic Resources
Reinventing possession: Boundary disputes in the governance of plant genetic resources

On the horizon are a whole new set of claims to proprietorship…. They arise out of the very perception of hybrids, out of mixes of techniques and persons, out of combinations of the human and non-human, out of the interdigitation of different cultural practices. Not socially innocent, not without their own likely effects, they presage new projects of modernity. (Marilyn Strathern, 1999b: 122)

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