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Science and society in Latin America, peripheral modernities, by Pablo Kreimer

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."
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; 1 On Peripheral Modernities, Scientific Development, Complexities, and How to Approach Them; 2 Studying Scientific Development from Latin America: Problems of Definition, Levels of Analysis, and Concepts; 3 Social and Scientific Problems-A View from the History of Science: Chagas Disease as a Model (Part 1); 4 Three Theoretical Divertimentos: Chagas Disease as a Model (Part 2)
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (281 pages).
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