GMOs, consumerism and the global politics of biotechnology : rethinking food, bodies and identities in Africa's 21st century / edited by Munyaradzi Mawere & Artwell Nhemachena
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Consuming or being consumed in the New World Order? : GMOs as an insult to the dispossessed and impoverished of the earth / Artwell Nhemachena & Munyaradzi Mawere -- Human culling and super-colonialism? : human rights issues of doling out genetically modified food in Africa / Munyaradzi Mawere & Artwell Nhemachena -- Drinking to death? : the proliferation of illicit Mozambican alcoholic spirits in 21st-century Zimbabwe / Fidelis Peter Thomas Duri -- Beyond the genetically modified foods (GMFs) war : reflections on the effects of GMFs on Africa / Nkwazi Nkuzi Mhango -- Food, health and science in Africa : locating GMOs debates in the shifting global epistemological terrains / Artwell Nhemachena -- Dumping and use of second-hand clothes : imperialism and social identity loss in Nigeria / Muhammed A. Yinusa, Joseph A. Oluyemi, & Raji Abdullateef -- Meddling African personhood and aesthetics with artificial facial and body enhancement : exploring conceptions of beauty by VaTsonga women in Zimbabwe / Steyn Khesani Madlome & Munyaradzi Mawere -- Africa without genetically modified organisms : on the need for national food sovereignty / Misheck P. Chingozha & Artwell Nhemachena -- Appraising polarity : views towards genetically modified foods in Nigeria / Orji Boniface Ifeanyi & ASANEBI, Daupamowei Henry -- Mental colonialism, skin bleaching, and the African denial of the self : interrogating skin bleaching and make-up among African women / Tapuwa Raymond Mubaya & Munyaradzi Mawere.
"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. On note, the book urges the African continent to ensure the safety of imports ensuing from the global flows and circulations that are mired in the resilient invisible global matrices of power"--Back cover
Mawere, Munyaradzi, editor.
Nhemachena, Artwell, editor.
Print version: Mawere, Munyaradzi. GMOs, Consumerism and the Global Politics of Biotechnology : Rethinking Food, Bodies and Identities in Africa's 21st Century. Oxford : Langaa RPCIG, ©2017 9789956762354
Print version: GMOs, consumerism and the global politics of biotechnology : rethinking food, bodies and identities in Africa's 21st century. Mankon, Bamenda, [Cameroon] : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, ©2017 viii, 255 pages 9789956762354
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