Monday, February 13, 2012

Domains, Locations, and Practices of Power & Knowledge

What are material and symbolic domains of agricultural knowledge and practices, and where are they located? How are these domains situated in the culture-centered approach to global agricultural issues? In what ways do the material and symbolic work together, and where do they diverge as privileged sites in understanding the issues discussed in the chapter? 

In what ways can be compare/contrast the enabling of the exploitation of local, predominately indigenous knowledges around the world by trade rules for intellectual property rights (TRIPS) to the academic project of research? In other words, how are the systems of power/knowledge and logic behind TRIPS tied to or  manifested in scholarly research?

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