Geopolitics, culture, and the scientific imaginary in Latin America / edited by María del Pilar Blanco and Joanna Page.

Contributor(s): Blanco, María del Pilar [editor.] | Page, Joanna, 1974- [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Gainesville : University of Florida Press, [2020]Description: 1 online resource (339 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781683401766; 168340176XSubject(s): Science -- Latin America -- History | Science -- Social aspects -- Latin America -- History | Science -- Political aspects -- Latin America -- History | Science and the humanities -- Latin America -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Geopolitics, culture, and the scientific imaginary in Latin America.DDC classification: 338.98/06 LOC classification: Q127.L38 | G46 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Section I. Latin America's Scientific Landscapes. Introduction -- Bone Tales: Patagonian Monsters and the Paleontological Imagination / Gabriela Nouzeilles -- Nation as Laboratory: Rethinking Science Writing in Mexico's República Restaurada (1868-1876) / María del Pilar Blanco -- Natural Histories of the Anthropocene: Santiago del Estero, Argentina, in the 1930s / Jens Andermann -- Section II. Latin America as the Site of Knowledge Production. Introduction -- Empathy, Patients' Needs and Therapeutic Innovation in the Medical Literature of Early Viceregal Mexico / Yarí Pérez Marín -- Between Potosí and Nuevo Potosí: Mineral Riches and Observations of Nature in the Colonial Andes, ca. 1596-1797 / Heidi V. Scott -- Indigenous Medicine and Nation-Building: Hermilio Valdizan's Medical Project / Edward Chauca -- Section III. Science and the Modern Nation. Introduction -- Postcolonial Social Sciences of Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: Land Surveys, Comparative Political Sociology, and the Malleability of Race / Lina del Castillo -- "Una nueva y gloriosa nación": Patriotic Lyrics and Scientific Culture in the Forging of Political Emancipation in Río de la Plata / Miguel de Asua -- Inventions and Discoveries in Letters to Perón: Dialogue and Autonomy in the Popular Technical Imagination in Argentina in the 1940s and 1950s / Hernán Comastri -- Section IV. Utopian Convergences between Science and the Arts. Introduction -- Modernismo, Spiritualism, and Science in Argentina at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: An Analysis of National Magazines / Soledad Quereilhac -- Doing Poetry with Science: Unthinking Knowledge in Sarduy, Perlongher, and Eielson / Julio Prieto -- The Science of Reading Fiction: New (Post-Darwinian) Metaphors to Live By / Joanna Page -- Section V. Science, Epistemology, and the Critique of Modernity. Introduction -- Laboratories of Universality: A Genealogy of Solitary Latin American Inventors / Carlos Fonseca Suárez -- The Politics of Relativity: Radical Epistemologies and the Revolutionary Potential of the Scientific Imaginary in José Carlos Mariátegui / Brais Outes-Leon -- Beyond Empiricism: Rolando García's Theory of Complex Systems and the Epistemological Consequences of a Non-linear Universe / Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra.
Summary: "Challenging the common view that Latin America has lagged behind Europe and North America in the global history of science, this volume reveals that the region has long been a center for scientific innovation and imagination. It highlights the important relationship between science, politics, and culture in Latin American history"-- Provided by publisher.
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Section I. Latin America's Scientific Landscapes. Introduction -- Bone Tales: Patagonian Monsters and the Paleontological Imagination / Gabriela Nouzeilles -- Nation as Laboratory: Rethinking Science Writing in Mexico's República Restaurada (1868-1876) / María del Pilar Blanco -- Natural Histories of the Anthropocene: Santiago del Estero, Argentina, in the 1930s / Jens Andermann -- Section II. Latin America as the Site of Knowledge Production. Introduction -- Empathy, Patients' Needs and Therapeutic Innovation in the Medical Literature of Early Viceregal Mexico / Yarí Pérez Marín -- Between Potosí and Nuevo Potosí: Mineral Riches and Observations of Nature in the Colonial Andes, ca. 1596-1797 / Heidi V. Scott -- Indigenous Medicine and Nation-Building: Hermilio Valdizan's Medical Project / Edward Chauca -- Section III. Science and the Modern Nation. Introduction -- Postcolonial Social Sciences of Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: Land Surveys, Comparative Political Sociology, and the Malleability of Race / Lina del Castillo -- "Una nueva y gloriosa nación": Patriotic Lyrics and Scientific Culture in the Forging of Political Emancipation in Río de la Plata / Miguel de Asua -- Inventions and Discoveries in Letters to Perón: Dialogue and Autonomy in the Popular Technical Imagination in Argentina in the 1940s and 1950s / Hernán Comastri -- Section IV. Utopian Convergences between Science and the Arts. Introduction -- Modernismo, Spiritualism, and Science in Argentina at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: An Analysis of National Magazines / Soledad Quereilhac -- Doing Poetry with Science: Unthinking Knowledge in Sarduy, Perlongher, and Eielson / Julio Prieto -- The Science of Reading Fiction: New (Post-Darwinian) Metaphors to Live By / Joanna Page -- Section V. Science, Epistemology, and the Critique of Modernity. Introduction -- Laboratories of Universality: A Genealogy of Solitary Latin American Inventors / Carlos Fonseca Suárez -- The Politics of Relativity: Radical Epistemologies and the Revolutionary Potential of the Scientific Imaginary in José Carlos Mariátegui / Brais Outes-Leon -- Beyond Empiricism: Rolando García's Theory of Complex Systems and the Epistemological Consequences of a Non-linear Universe / Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra.

"Challenging the common view that Latin America has lagged behind Europe and North America in the global history of science, this volume reveals that the region has long been a center for scientific innovation and imagination. It highlights the important relationship between science, politics, and culture in Latin American history"-- Provided by publisher.

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