Maya medicine in the biological gaze: bioprospecting research as herbal fetishism.

@article{Nigh2002MayaMI,
  title={Maya medicine in the biological gaze: bioprospecting research as herbal fetishism.},
  author={Ronald Nigh},
  journal={Current anthropology},
  year={2002},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={451-77}
}
The relationship of human societies to territory and natural resources is being drastically altered by a series of global agreements concerning trade, intellectual property, and the conservation and use of genetic resources. Through a characteristic style of collective appropriation of their tropical ecosystems, Maya societies have created local… CONTINUE READING