Multiple Meanings of Property as Territory

Forests, Patents and Bodies

Tutkimustuotos: KonferenssimateriaalitKonferenssiesitysTutkimus

Kuvaus

The term territory has multiple meanings. In this
article, we use three different contexts of social
and ecological contestation as examples and
apply the prism of territory and territoriality to
open novel ways to explore property rights. First,
we use the conceptualization of territory that is
the most conventional for many theoretical and
practical purposes: a two-dimensional piece of the
earth’s surface. More specifically, we focus on the
ownership of forests. Second, we explore another
kind of property, self-ownership, through an
analysis of feminist and other struggles that define
body as territory. Third, we use the concept of
territory in analyzing intellectual property rights,
especially patents. We argue that territory and
territoriality can have an analytically and politically
meaningful use that, while connecting the concept
of property rights in these different contexts,
helps to uncover some of the ways through which
mechanisms of capitalist rule are established. In
particular, considering self-control of the body as
a territorial claim can help understand how the
drive toward privatization of territories in the form
of land or knowledge is at least partially based on
misleading arguments.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
Sivut225-229
Sivumäärä5
TilaJulkaistu - elokuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiEi sovellu
TapahtumaWorld-eco­logy 2018: Ex­tract­iv­isms, So­cial Move­ments and On­to­lo­gical Form­a­tions - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Suomi
Kesto: 15 elokuuta 201818 elokuuta 2018
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/world-ecology-2018

Konferenssi

KonferenssiWorld-eco­logy 2018
LyhennettäWERN 2018
MaaSuomi
KaupunkiHelsinki
Ajanjakso15/08/201818/08/2018
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Tieteenalat

  • 1172 Ympäristötiede
  • 517 Valtio-oppi, hallintotiede

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Salo, M., & Teivainen, T. L. (2018). Multiple Meanings of Property as Territory: Forests, Patents and Bodies. 225-229. Julkaisun esittämispaikka: World-eco­logy 2018, Helsinki, Suomi.
Salo, Matti ; Teivainen, Teivo Lauri. / Multiple Meanings of Property as Territory : Forests, Patents and Bodies. Julkaisun esittämispaikka: World-eco­logy 2018, Helsinki, Suomi.5 Sivumäärä
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Multiple Meanings of Property as Territory : Forests, Patents and Bodies. / Salo, Matti; Teivainen, Teivo Lauri.

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Salo M, Teivainen TL. Multiple Meanings of Property as Territory: Forests, Patents and Bodies. 2018. Julkaisun esittämispaikka: World-eco­logy 2018, Helsinki, Suomi.