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Title: Traditional communities as "Subjects of Rights" and the commoditization of knowledge in Brazil.
Authors: PORRO, N. M.
Affiliation: NOEMI M. PORRO, UFPA; Joaquim Shiraishi Neto, UFMA; ROBERTO PORRO, CPATU.
Date Issued: 2015
Citation: The International Indigenous Policy Journal, v. 6, n. 2, 2015.
Description: The International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 169 and the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) led signatory state-members to recognize traditional communities as subjects of rights, and no longer as objects of tutelage. However, their implementation may bring new challenges in states adopting market-based decision-making to rule social life. In pluri-ethnic societies in which power differentials are structurally embedded, traditional communities and companies exploring their resources and knowledge have been, historically, unequal and opposed parties. In processes of benefit sharing, these unequal social actors are wrongfully considered equally free subjects of rights in negotiating contracts in supposedly free markets. Erasing historical and structural differences, and assuming equality in an unequal world will only reproduce the inequality that CBD has aimed to address.
NAL Thesaurus: Amazonia.
Keywords: Comunidade tradicional
Conhecimento tradicional.
Language: en
Type of Material: Artigo de periódico
Access: openAccess
Appears in Collections:Artigo em periódico indexado (CPATU)

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