Analysing Conservation—Development Discourses: The Story of a Biopiracy Narrative

  title={Analysing Conservation—Development Discourses: The Story of a Biopiracy Narrative},
  author={Hanne Svarstad},
  journal={Forum for Development Studies},
  pages={63 - 92}
  • Hanne Svarstad
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Sociology
  • Forum for Development Studies
The results of a Norwegian case study on bioprospecting became re-constructed into a narrative which deviated substantially from the conclusions of the research itself. Why did this happen? Rather than seeing it simply as a case of accidental misinterpretation, this incident is examined within the context of one of the two leading discourses to emerge on the global arena in the past decade. Both these discourses encapsulate meta-narratives that pattern ways of interpreting specific cases of… 

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