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The Resource Cultural politics and the transatlantic divide over GMOs, Hannes R. Stephan

Cultural politics and the transatlantic divide over GMOs, Hannes R. Stephan

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Cultural politics and the transatlantic divide over GMOs
Title
Cultural politics and the transatlantic divide over GMOs
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Hannes R. Stephan
Title variation
Cultural politics and the transatlantic divide over Genetically Modified Organisms
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eng
Summary
What accounts for the transatlantic divide over the regulation of genetically modified organisms? Alongside political institutions and economic dynamics, cultural values and identities have also played a critical role. Stephan contrasts widespread concerns over the 'unnaturalness' of GMOs in Europe with more utilitarian attitudes in the US. In Europe, food and agriculture are closely connected to positive images of 'nature', while Americans have often reserved such admiration for pristine 'wilderness'. By tracing the historical development of 'environmental identities' on both continents the author shows that divergent cultural contexts shape public opinion and the narratives of anti-GMO movements. Many Europeans regard GMOs as a symbol for a host of troubling cultural and socio-economic changes. Despite increasing public opposition, most Americans still see them through the lens of risk-benefit evaluation. Thus, through varying degrees of political pressure and consumer boycotts, cultural factors strongly influence regulatory frameworks on both sides of the Atlantic.--
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1978-
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Stephan, Hannes R.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Transgenic organisms
  • Transgenic organisms
  • Transgenic organisms
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Cultural politics and the transatlantic divide over GMOs, Hannes R. Stephan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-248) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Overview of regulatory frameworks and public opinion -- Perspectives on regulatory divergence -- Theorising culture and nature -- Cultural politics and resistance to GMOs -- Environmental history : nature, landscapes, and identities -- Agri-cultural and culinary identities
Control code
FIEb17717097
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9780230284579
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890792810
Label
Cultural politics and the transatlantic divide over GMOs, Hannes R. Stephan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Overview of regulatory frameworks and public opinion -- Perspectives on regulatory divergence -- Theorising culture and nature -- Cultural politics and resistance to GMOs -- Environmental history : nature, landscapes, and identities -- Agri-cultural and culinary identities
Control code
FIEb17717097
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9780230284579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890792810

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