Book ID: CBB341148554

Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (2014)

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The essays in this volume study the creation, adaptation, and use of science and technology in Latin America. They challenge the view that scientific ideas and technology travel unchanged from the global North to the global South -- the view of technology as "imported magic." They describe not only alternate pathways for innovation, invention, and discovery but also how ideas and technologies circulate in Latin American contexts and transnationally. The contributors' explorations of these issues, and their examination of specific Latin American experiences with science and technology, offer a broader, more nuanced understanding of how science, technology, politics, and power interact in the past and present.The essays in this book use methods from history and the social sciences to investigate forms of local creation and use of technologies; the circulation of ideas, people, and artifacts in local and global networks; and hybrid technologies and forms of knowledge production. They address such topics as the work of female forensic geneticists in Colombia; the pioneering Argentinean use of fingerprinting technology in the late nineteenth century; the design, use, and meaning of the XO Laptops created and distributed by the One Laptop per Child Program; and the development of nuclear energy in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.

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Reviewed By

Review Claudio Gutierrez (2016) Review of "Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America". East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal (pp. 321-324). unapi

Review Ian Inkster (2015) Review of "Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America". Icon: Journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology (pp. 200-201). unapi

Review Jose Luiz P. C. Dias (2015) Review of "Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America". International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology (pp. 305-306). unapi

Review Ashley Kerr (2016) Review of "Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 210-211). unapi

Review Claudio Gutierrez (2016) Review of "Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America". East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal (pp. 321-324). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter Tania Pérez-Bustos; María Fernanda Olarte Sierra; Adriana Díaz del Castillo H. (2014) Working with Care: Narratives of Invisible Women Scientists Practicing Forensic Genetics in Colombia. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 67-83). unapi

Chapter Hugo Palmarola; Pedro Ignacio Alonso (2014) Tropical Assemblage: The Soviet Large Panel in Cuba. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 159-179). unapi

Chapter Rodriguez, Julia Emilia (2014) South Atlantic Crossings: Fingerprints, Science, and the State in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Argentina. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 139-158). unapi

Chapter Jonathan Hagood (2014) Bottling Atomic Energy: Technology, Politics, and the State in Peronist Argentina. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 267-285). unapi

Chapter Mariano Fressoli; Rafael Dias; Hernán Thomas (2014) Innovation and Inclusive Development in the South: A Critical Perspective. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 47-65). unapi

Chapter Anita Say Chan (2014) Balancing Design: OLPC Engineers and ICT Translations at the Periphery. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 181-205). unapi

Chapter Ivan da Costa Marques (2014) Ontological Politics and Latin American Local Knowledges. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 85-109). unapi

Chapter Henrique Cukierman (2014) Who Invented Brazil?. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 27-45). unapi

Chapter Matthieu Hubert; Noela Invernizzi; Dominique Vinck (2014) Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: How an Emerging Area on the Scientific Agenda of the Core Countries Has Been Adopted and Transformed in Latin America. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 225-244). unapi

Chapter Amy Cox Hall (2014) Latin America as Laboratory: The Camera and the Yale Peruvian Expeditions. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 245-264). unapi

Chapter Gisela Mateos; Edna Suárez-Díaz (2014) Peaceful Atoms in Mexico. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 288-303). unapi

Chapter Eden Medina; Ivan da Costa Marques; Christina Holmes (2014) Introduction: Beyond Imported Magic. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 1-23). unapi

Chapter Manuel Tironi; Javiera Barandiarán (2014) Neoliberalism as Political Technology: Expertise, Energy, and Democracy in Chile. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 305-329). unapi

Chapter Morgan G. Ames (2014) Translating Magic: The Charisma of One Laptop per Child’s XO Laptop in Paraguay. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 207-223). unapi

Chapter Michael Lemon; Eden Medina (2014) Technology in an Expanded Field: A Review of History of Technology Scholarship on Latin America in Selected English-Language Journals. In: Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America (pp. 111-136). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Armus, Diego C.
Wade, Peter
López-Beltrán, Carlos
Santos, Ricardo Ventura
Gaillard, Jacques
Gaillard, Anne Marie
Journals
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Science Technology and Society
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science
Publishers
Duke University Press
Editora Fiocruz
Lugar Editorial
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Prohistoria Ediciones
Palgrave Macmillan
Concepts
Cross-national interaction
Diffusion of innovation; diffusion of knowledge; diffusion of technology
Technology and culture
Public health
Science and technology, relationships
Public understanding of science
People
Nuñez Butrón, Manuel
Hennig, Willi
Papavero, Nelson
Izquierdo, José Joaquín
Rosenblueth, Arturo (1900-1970)
Cannon, Walter Bradford
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
20th century, early
18th century
Places
Mexico
Argentina
Brazil
Latin America
Chile
Colombia
Institutions
Rockefeller Foundation
International Business Machines Corporation
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Harvard University
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