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Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

María del Pilar Blanco and Joanna Page

Abstract

The chapter authors detail local engagements with technology and the natural world in Latin America across time and reveal the social, political, and economic conditions that have led to the relative obscurity of such research in a world history of science. Comparative thinking is an important feature in this volume, as it helps situate the issue of Latin American scientific innovation within the global currents of science and understand the particular inequalities they produce and reproduce. The asymmetries that govern the global production of scientific knowledge have certainly affected the ... More

Keywords: Latin America, History of science, Colonization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781683401483
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401483.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

María del Pilar Blanco, editor
University of Oxford

Joanna Page, editor
University of Cambridge

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Introduction

María del Pilar Blanco and Joanna Page

I Latin America’s Scientific Landscapes

Introduction to Section I

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1 Bone Tales

Gabriela Nouzeilles

2 Nation as Laboratory

María del Pilar Blanco

II Latin America as a Site of Knowledge Production

Introduction to Section II

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III Science and the Modern Nation

Introduction to Section III

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IV Utopian Convergences between Science and the Arts

Introduction to Section IV

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V Science, Epistemology, and the Critique of Modernity

Introduction to Section V

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13 Laboratories of Universality

Carlos Fonseca Suárez

14 The Politics of Relativity

Brais D. Outes-León

15 Beyond Empiricism

Mar a Polgovsky Ezcurra

End Matter