Author: Shiri Pasternak

Empty Lands and Raw Seeds: From the Doctrines of Discovery to Patents on Life

Cadgrages Journal, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, August 2007. Abstract This essay brings to light a relationship between the colonial doctrine of discovery and patents on life today. By tracing the doctrine of discovery, the assignment of terra nullius, and  the development of the discourse of improvement, this essay aims to show the ways in […]

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