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Collaborators collaborating : counterparts in by Monica Konrad

By Monica Konrad

As bio-capital within the type of clinical wisdom, abilities, and investments strikes with better frequency from its beginning in First global industrialized settings to resource-poor groups with susceptible or little infrastructure, international locations with rising economies are commencing to extend new indigenous technology bases in their personal. The case experiences right here, from the united kingdom, West Africa, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Latin the USA and in different places, examine the varieties of collaborative wisdom family members wanted and the results of ethics evaluate and felony platforms on neighborhood groups, and in addition show how anthropologically-informed insights may well desire to steer key coverage debates. Questions of governance in technology and expertise, in addition to moral matters concerning bio-innovation, are more and more being featured as issues of advanced resourcing and overseas debate, and this quantity is a much-needed source for interdisciplinary practitioners and experts in clinical anthropology, social conception, company ethics, technological know-how and know-how reports

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2003. Emergent Forms of Life and the Anthropological Voice. London: Duke University Press. Fischer, M. and G. Downey (eds). 2006. Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy. London: Duke University Press. Fluehr-Lobban, C. ) 2003. Ethics and the Profession of Anthropology: Dialogue for Ethically Conscious Practice, Second Edition. New York: Alta Mira Press. Forsythe, D. 2001. Studying Those Who Study Us: An Anthropologist in the World of Artificial Intelligence. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

As the polar icecap of the central Arctic continues to melt due to 32 | Monica Konrad global warming, vast deposits of gas and oil below the seabed look set to become newly accessible resources. Though the question of who owns what in the polar region is far from clear, recent efforts to bolster the ‘idea of the North pole as a pole of peace’ have been directed towards the aim of harmonious transnational governance and intellectual collaboration. This continues to involve a range of scientists and policy makers from the five Arctic coastal states – Russia, Denmark, Norway, Canada and the United States.

Moreira (eds). 2010. Medical Proofs, Social Experiments: Clinical Trials in Shifting Contexts. Farnham: Ashgate. Wulf, W. 1993. ‘The Collaboratory Opportunity’, Science 261: 854–55. Xu, A. 2008. ‘China Looks Abroad: Changing Directions in International Science’, Minerva 46: 37–51. Zare, R. 1997. ‘Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence’, Science 275: 1047. Chapter 2 An Amazon Plant in Clinical Trial: Intersections of Knowledge and Practice Françoise Barbira-Freedman Back in the mid 1970s I was walking with a small group of Lamista Quechua people in a then remote area of forest in the Peruvian Upper Amazon, mapping the expansion of their frontier cycle.

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