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Cultivation and Comprehension: How genetic modification irreversibly alters the human engagement with nature

Harvey, M (1999) 'Cultivation and Comprehension: How genetic modification irreversibly alters the human engagement with nature.' Sociological Research Online, 4 (3). ISSN 1360-7804

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Abstract

Genetic engineering is placed in the context of a history of transformations of the relations between 'cultivated nature' and 'naturally occurring nature'. It is argued that genetic modification is a bio-socio-economic process, producing new diversity within cultivated nature. Viewing bio- science and technology as 'socially embedded', it argues that different trajectories of their development have both the much trumpeted negative possibilities of ecological disaster and a positive potential of revolutionising both the culture of food and eco-sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agribusiness; Culture/nature; Genetic Modification; Nature Fundamentalism; New Foods; Techno-scientific Trajectories
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elena Pupaza
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 15:24
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:49
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10302

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