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Technology in an Expanded Field: A Review of History ofTechnology Scholarship on Latin America in SelectedEnglish-Language Journals

Michael Lemon and Eden Medina

in Beyond Imported Magic

Published by The MIT Press

Published in print September 2014 | ISBN: 9780262027458
Published online January 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780262325509 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0006
Technology in an Expanded Field: A Review of History ofTechnology Scholarship on Latin America in SelectedEnglish-Language Journals

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Lemon and Medina analyze how two different academic communities, Latin American studies and the history of technology, have approached the telling of Latin American history of technology, based on a review of the English-language literature on the history of technology in Latin America in two of the top journals from the history of technology and three of the top journals on Latin America. Through an analysis of number of articles published, they identify important differences in how each community addresses the topic of technology, and the authors highlight what has been made visible and...

Keywords: History of technology; Latin America; Latin American history; Labor history; Technology use; Transnational history

Chapter.  10531 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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