AO. negotiations over IP of Hoodia plant in SA

  • AO: Foster focuses on the negotiations over intellectual property of the hoodia plant and studies and problematizes patent law and its dichotomous assumptions of nature/culture, modern/nonmodern, and Western/indigenous.

  • AO: Foster uses indigeneity as one category of subjects studied (San peoples), and occupation for the other two categories of subjects studied (CSIR scientists and hoodia growers). She notes that San are by no means a homogenous or unified group and have their own internal debates about who should represent them and how their interests should be represented (20).


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