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By Sandra Bamford

ISBN-10: 0520247132

ISBN-13: 9780520247130

Biology Unmoored is an interesting exam of what it ability to dwell in an international that isn't based when it comes to organic pondering. Drawing upon 3 years of ethnographic learn within the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sandra Bamford describes a global within which physiological replica isn't really looked as if it would flooring human kinship or humans' courting to the natural global. Bamford additionally exposes the ways that Western rules approximately relatedness do rely on a proposal of physiological copy. Her cutting edge research features a dialogue of the appearance of assisted reproductive applied sciences (ARTs), the mapping of the human genome, cloning, the commodification of biodiversity, and the manufacture and sale of genetically changed organisms (GMOs).

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Indeed, the related themes of environmentalism (Brosius 1997, 1999a, 1999b; Escobar 1998a, 1999; Milton 1993; Zerner 1994, 2000) and “historical ecology” (Crumley 1994) are fast becoming common concerns to the practitioners of our discipline. Although an interest in “nature” is hardly new to an intellectual enterprise that defines itself as being oriented toward the study of its supposed antithesis—“culture”—this new brand of theorizing is claiming to go where none of its analytic forbearers have gone before.

10 This is related, in part, to the system of land tenure. 11 When a man dies, his holdings are generally distributed among his sons, each of whom manages his share of the estate as he sees fit. Although most people garden on their own land, some flexibility exists in land-tenure arrangements. Affines, classificatory siblings, and matrilateral kin are often granted temporary rights to use a specific plot of ground. Should a woman find, for example, that she and her husband are always “hungry,” she might approach her father or brother with the request that she be allocated space to work a garden on their land.

Because there are many positions taken on any one issue, my summary of these debates is inevitably partial, and at times will undoubtedly strike the reader as being trite. What I have tried to do in this work is to highlight some of the main points of contention, rather than exhaustively inventory the various stances that surround any one controversy. Fieldwork in Papua New Guinea was carried out over a thirty-onemonth period from August 1989 to February 1992. The bulk of my research was undertaken in the central Kamea region at a village named Titamnga, which is situated in Gulf Province, approximately one day’s walk from the Gulf Province–Morobe Province border.

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