Science and Society in Latin America: Peripheral Modernities

1st Edition

Pablo Kreimer

Routledge
Published April 4, 2019
Reference - 270 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367218034 - CAT# K419517
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas

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Summary

In the form of a sociological pilgrimage, this book approaches some topics essential to understanding the role of science in Latin America, juxtaposing several approaches and exploring three main lines: First, the production and use of knowledge in these countries, viewed from a historical and sociological point of view; second, the reciprocal construction of scientific and public problems, presented through significant cases such as Latin American Chagas Disease; and third, the past and present asymmetries affecting the relationships between centers and peripheries in scientific research. These topics show the paradox of being at the same time "modern" and "peripheral."

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