Making Space for Science

in The Cuban Cure

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780226709178
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226709192 | DOI:
Making Space for Science

Show Summary Details


This chapter examines how various actors involved in the biotechnology project in Cuba created space for scientific research. It suggests that the biotechnology project was a product of the large-scale mobilization that brought together the government, scientists, laborers and foreign consultants and helped physically weld them into the longer-running narrative of Cuban development. This chapter highlights the role of the opening of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in 1986 in the formation of a particular political rationality that served as part of Cuba's response to a changing world order.

Keywords: biotechnology; Cuba; scientific research; government; scientists; laborers; foreign consultants; CIGB; political order; world order

Chapter.  8653 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.