Soto Laveaga, Gabriela, 1971-

Jungle laboratories : Mexican peasants, national projects, and the making of the Pill / Gabriela Soto Laveaga. - Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009. - 1 online resource (xiii, 331 pages) : maps - JSTOR eBooks . - e-Duke books scholarly collection. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-317) and index.

The Papaloapan, poverty, and a wild yam -- Mexican peasants, a foreign chemist, and the Mexican father of the Pill -- Discovering and gathering the new "green gold" -- Patents, compounds, and steroid-making peasants -- A yam, students, and a populist project -- The state takes control of barbasco : the emergence of Proquivemex (1974/1976) -- Proquivemex and transnational steroid laboratories -- Barbasqueros into Mexicans -- Root of discord.

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Shows how wild yams, once considered useless, briefly became indispensable to the global pharmaceutical industry (as a source of synthetic steroid hormones) and to the peasants who gathered them.


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English.

9780822391968 0822391961 9786613036346 661303634X

9780822345879

00008251 22573/ctv11205jg JSTOR

2009032836


Proquivemex.
Proquivemex
Proquivemex.


Pharmaceutical industry--Social aspects--Mexico.
Barbasco (Dioscorea mexicana)
Drug Industry--history.
Paullinia.
Dioscorea.
Diosgenin.
Socioeconomic Factors.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Industries--Service.
Barbasco (Dioscorea mexicana)
Pharmaceutical industry--Social aspects.
Steroidhormon
Pharmazeutische Technologie
Dioscorea mexicana
Heilpflanzenanbau
HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico


Mexico.
Mexico.
Mexiko


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