Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and by Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, Christina Holmes, Marcos

By Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, Christina Holmes, Marcos Cueto

Author note: ahead through Marcos Cueto

Studies hard the concept know-how and technological know-how move purely from international North to South.

The essays during this quantity research the production, version, and use of technology and expertise in Latin the USA. They problem the view that medical principles and know-how shuttle unchanged from the worldwide North to the worldwide Sout -- -the view of expertise as "imported magic." They describe not just exchange pathways for innovation, invention, and discovery but in addition how rules and applied sciences circulation in Latin American contexts and transnationally. The contributors' explorations of those matters, and their exam of particular Latin American stories with technology and expertise, provide a broader, extra nuanced realizing of the way technology, know-how, politics, and gear engage some time past and present.

The essays during this publication use tools from background and the social sciences to enquire kinds of neighborhood construction and use of applied sciences; the stream of principles, humans, and artifacts in neighborhood and worldwide networks; and hybrid applied sciences and types of wisdom creation. They deal with such subject matters because the paintings of woman 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 disbursed via the single computer in keeping with baby software; and the improvement of nuclear power in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.

Contributors: Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Morgan G. Ames, Javiera Barandiaran, Joao Biehl, Anita Say Chan, Amy Cox corridor, Henrique Cukierman, Ana Delgado, Rafael Dias, Adriana Diaz del Castillo H., Mariano Fressoli, Jonathan Hagood, Christina Holmes, Matthieu Hubert, Noela Invernizzi, Michael Lemon, Ivan da Costa Marques, Gisela Mateos, Eden Medina, Maria Fernanda Olarte Sierra, Hugo Palmarola, Tania Perez-Bustos, Julia Rodriguez, Israel Rodriguez-Giralt, Edna Suarez Diaz, Hernan Thomas, Manuel Tironi, Dominique Vinck"

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11. For example, Herrera’s views on Latin American science and technology were intellectually tied to the work on dependency theory coming out of ECLA (the United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America) during the 1960s and 1970s. His 1970 Latin America: Science and Technology in the Development of Society was edited by the ECLA economists Fernando Henrique Introduction: Beyond Imported Magic 19 Cardoso, Aníbal Pinto, and Osvaldo Sunkel, leading figures in the development of dependency analysis.

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