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From man to ape [[electronic resource] ] : Darwinism in Argentina, 1870-1920 / / Adriana Novoa and Alex Levine

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Autore: Novoa Adriana <1963-> Visualizza persona
Titolo: From man to ape [[electronic resource] ] : Darwinism in Argentina, 1870-1920 / / Adriana Novoa and Alex Levine Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Chicago ; ; London, : University of Chicago Press, 2010
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (294 p.)
Disciplina: 576.8/20982
Soggetto topico: Evolution (Biology) - Argentina - History
Science - Argentina - History
Soggetto non controllato: darwin, science, scientist, famous, well known, darwinian, darwinism, selection, nature, natural, evolution, evolutionary, theory, argentina, south america, country, 1800s, 1900s, 19th, 20th, century, europe, culture, cultural, prejudice, change, perception, analogies, analogy, metaphor, language, speech, reading, writing, geography, policy
Altri autori: LevineAlex <1966->  
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: Front matter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. The Roots of Evolutionary Thought in Argentina -- Chapter 2. The Reception of Darwinism in Argentina -- Chapter 3. The Triumph of Darwinism in Argentina -- Chapter 4. The Culture of Extinction -- Chapter 5. Sexual Selection and the Politics of Mating -- Chapter 6. Evolutionary Psychology and Its Analogies -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
Sommario/riassunto: Upon its publication, The Origin of Species was critically embraced in Europe and North America. But how did Darwin's theories fare in other regions of the world? Adriana Novoa and Alex Levine offer here a history and interpretation of the reception of Darwinism in Argentina, illuminating the ways culture shapes scientific enterprise. In order to explore how Argentina's particular interests, ambitions, political anxieties, and prejudices shaped scientific research, From Man to Ape focuses on Darwin's use of analogies. Both analogy and metaphor are culturally situated, and by studying scientific activity at Europe's geographical and cultural periphery, Novoa and Levine show that familiar analogies assume unfamiliar and sometimes startling guises in Argentina. The transformation of these analogies in the Argentine context led science-as well as the interaction between science, popular culture, and public policy-in surprising directions. In diverging from European models, Argentine Darwinism reveals a great deal about both Darwinism and science in general. Novel in its approach and its subject, From Man to Ape reveals a new way of understanding Latin American science and its impact on the scientific communities of Europe and North America.
Titolo autorizzato: From man to ape  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-283-05846-4
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910824254603321
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