GMOs, Consumerism and the Global Politics of Biotechnology: Rethinking Food, Bodies and Identities in Africa's 21st Century by Munyaradzi MawereGMOs, Consumerism and the Global Politics of Biotechnology: Rethinking Food, Bodies and Identities in Africa's 21st Century by Munyaradzi Mawere

GMOs, Consumerism and the Global Politics of Biotechnology: Rethinking Food, Bodies and Identities…

EditorMunyaradzi Mawere, Artwell Nhemachena

Paperback | August 17, 2017

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Despite sustained continental and national struggles for autonomy, sovereignty and independence in postcolonial Africa, the continent is increasingly embattled by the forces of globalisation which threaten African identity that is at the core of African struggles for continental and national unity. Situating the debates in the contemporary discourses on decoloniality, global consumerism, global food apartheid and the challenges and prospects of the emergent sharing economies, this book critically examines the importation, use and implications of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other such non-food products on African bodies, institutions and cultures. The book poses questions about how Africa can be decolonised both politically and in terms of global food apartheid and the dehumanising importation and use of “foreign” non-food products, some of which militate against the ethos of [African] identity, Renaissance and indigeneity.

Munyaradzi Mawere holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, three Masters Degrees - Social Anthropology, Development Studies and Philosophy - and a BA (Hons) Degree in Philosophy. He is currently professor in the Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe Univ...
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Title:GMOs, Consumerism and the Global Politics of Biotechnology: Rethinking Food, Bodies and Identities…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.55 inPublished:August 17, 2017Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9956762350

ISBN - 13:9789956762354

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Consuming or Being  Consumed in the New World Order?  GMOs as an Insult to the Dispossessed  and Impoverished of the Earth
Chapter Two: Human Culling  and Super-colonialism? Human Rights  Issues of Doling Out Genetically Modified  Food in Africa
Chapter Three: Drinking to Death?  The Proliferation of Illicit Mozambican  Alcoholic Spirits in 21st Century Zimbabwe
Chapter Four: Beyond the Genetically  Modified Foods (GMFs) War:  Reflections on the Effects of GMFs on Africa
Chapter Five: Food, Health and  Science in Africa: Locating  GMOs Debates in the Shifting  Global Epistemological Terrains
Chapter Six: Dumping and the  Use of Second Hand Clothes:  Imperialism and Social Identity Loss in Nigeria
Chapter Seven: Meddling African  Personhood and Aesthetics with  Artificial Facial and Body Enhancement:  Exploring Conceptions of Beauty by  VaTsonga Women in Zimbabwe
Chapter Eight: Africa without  Genetically Modified Organisms:  On the Need for National Food Sovereignty
Chapter Nine: Appraising Polarity:  Views Towards Genetically Modified  Foods in Nigeria
Chapter Ten: Mental Colonialism,  Skin Bleaching, and the African  Denial of the Self: Interrogating Skin  Bleaching and Make-up Among African Women