Disrupting Maize mobilizes contemporary theoretical resources in a critical examination of the cultural politics at work in the Mexican defence of maize. From such an examination ‘biotechnological disruption’ emerges provocatively as constitutive of Mexican nationalism rather than externally imposed to it by corporate players. Furthermore, it is conceptualized as a gift, a promise of a more democratic Mexico.
|Acknowledgements / Introduction / 1. Mexican Maize: A Biotechnological Story / 2. Colonial Legacies, Constitutive Disruptions / 3. Resisting Technoscience: The Nationalist Trap / 4. The People of Maize and the Technoscience of Culture / 5. The Gift of Biotechnological Disruption / Index|