The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class

  The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class Joel Kotkin Encounter Books, 2020     Following a remarkable epoch of greater dispersion of wealth and opportunity, we are...

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Zero-point Hubris: Science, Race, and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-century Latin America

By Santiago Castro-Gómez · Rowman & Littlefield, 2021 Operating within the framework of postcolonial studies and decolonial theory, this important work starts from the assumption that the...

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Brazil in the Global Nuclear Order, 1945–2018

By Carlo Patti Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021.   The first comprehensive and definitive history of Brazil's decision to give up the nuclear weapon option. Why do countries capable of...

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The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science

By Michael Strevens Liveright, 2020   During the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution, a small handful of radical thinkers, among them Francis Bacon and Isaac Newton, hit upon a way of...

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The Gray Zones of Medicine: Healers and History in Latin America

Diego Armus, Pablo F. Gómez University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021   Health practitioners working in gray zones, or between official and unofficial medicines, played a fundamental role in shaping Latin...

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José Gregorio Paredes (1778-1839) : científico, político y creador del Escudo Nacional

  Alberto Varillas Montenegro Lima : Fondo Editorial del Congreso del Perú : Instituto Riva-Agüero : Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2019   Primera parte: José Gregorio Paredes, hombre de...

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Antes de la ciencia : filosofía natural en Popayán (1767-1808)

  William Jiménez Escobar Bogotá : Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, 2020 Colección: Cuadernos Coloniales Páginas: 203 A partir de un recorrido por colecciones bibliográficas de una...

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Centers, Peripheries and Subordination. A View on Latin American Science

Science and Society in Latin America. Peripheral Modernities, by P. Kreimer, New York and London: Routledge, 2019, 270 p., $48.95 (pbk)/$160 (hbk), ISBN 978-1-03209326-0     There has been a renewed...

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