Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (Inside Technology)

Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (Inside Technology)

Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, Christina Holmes


The essays during this quantity learn the production, model, and use of technological know-how and know-how in Latin the United States. They problem the view that medical principles and expertise trip unchanged from the worldwide North to the worldwide South -- the view of know-how as "imported magic." They describe not just trade pathways for innovation, invention, and discovery but in addition how principles and applied sciences movement in Latin American contexts and transnationally. The individuals' explorations of those concerns, and their exam of particular Latin American studies with technology and expertise, supply a broader, extra nuanced realizing of the way technology, expertise, politics, and tool engage long ago and present.

The essays during this e-book use tools from historical past and the social sciences to enquire kinds of neighborhood production and use of applied sciences; the flow of rules, humans, and artifacts in neighborhood and worldwide networks; and hybrid applied sciences and sorts of wisdom construction. They deal with such issues because the paintings of girl forensic geneticists in Colombia; the pioneering Argentinean use of fingerprinting expertise within the overdue 19th century; the layout, use, and that means of the XO Laptops created and allotted by way of the single computer in keeping with baby application; and the advance of nuclear power in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.

ContributorsPedro Ignacio Alonso, Morgan G. Ames, Javiera Barandiarán, João Biehl, Anita Say Chan, Amy Cox corridor, Henrique Cukierman, Ana Delgado, Rafael Dias, Adriana Díaz del Castillo H., Mariano Fressoli, Jonathan Hagood, Christina Holmes, Matthieu Hubert, Noela Invernizzi, Michael Lemon, Ivan da Costa Marques, Gisela Mateos, Eden Medina, María Fernanda Olarte Sierra, Hugo Palmarola, Tania Pérez-Bustos, Julia Rodriguez, Israel Rodríguez-Giralt, Edna Suárez Díaz, Hernán Thomas, Manuel Tironi, Dominique Vinck

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