The Genetic Commons: Resisting the Neo-liberal Enclosure of Life

  title={The Genetic Commons: Resisting the Neo-liberal Enclosure of Life},
  author={Stephen Bede Scharper and Hilary Cunningham},
  journal={Social Analysis},
The notion of a 'genetic commons' is a broad-based, mnlti-faceted response to a particular constellation of technological, cultural, economic, political, ethical, and legal developments of the past three decades. Prompted principally by advances in biotechnology and the heretofore unprecedented patenting of life forms, the genetic commons movement seeks to critique and resist the commodification and commercialization of 'nature' and to establish a cosmological and political space outside of… 
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