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

The essays during this quantity learn the production, model, and use of technology and know-how in Latin the USA. They problem the view that medical rules and know-how commute unchanged from the worldwide North to the worldwide South -- the view of expertise as "imported magic." They describe not just trade pathways for innovation, invention, and discovery but in addition how principles and applied sciences circulation in Latin American contexts and transnationally. The individuals' explorations of those matters, and their exam of particular Latin American studies with technological know-how and know-how, provide a broader, extra nuanced figuring out of the way technology, know-how, politics, and tool have interaction long ago and present.The essays during this e-book use tools from historical past and the social sciences to enquire different types of neighborhood construction and use of applied sciences; the circulate of principles, humans, and artifacts in neighborhood and worldwide networks; and hybrid applied sciences and varieties of wisdom creation. They handle such subject matters because the paintings of girl forensic geneticists in Colombia; the pioneering Argentinean use of fingerprinting know-how within the past due 19th century; the layout, use, and that means of the XO Laptops created and allotted by means of the single machine in keeping with baby application; and the improvement 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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