Andra Chastain & Timothy Lorek – Itineraries of Expertise

5 November, 2021 - examPrep

Introduction 3 Andra B. Chastain and Timothy W. Lorek 


  1. Border Crossings and the Remaking of Latin American Cold War Studies 29 Gilbert M. Joseph 


  1. Agrarian Antecedents and Rural Development 


  1. Transplanting “El Tenesí”: Mexican Planners in the US South during the Cold War Era 71 Tore C. Olsson 


  1. Strange Priests and Walking Experts: Nature, Spirituality, and Science in Sprouting the Cold War’s Green Revolution 93 Timothy W. Lorek 


  1. “Communication for Change”: Radio Sutatenza/Acción Cultural Popular, the Catholic Church, and Rural Development in Colombia during the Cold War 114 


  1. Cold War Scientific Exchanges Mary Roldán 


  1. Challenging Climate and Geopolitics: Cuba, Canada, and Intensive Livestock Exchange in a Cold War Context, from the 1960s to the 1980s 137 Reinaldo Funes-Monzote and Steven Palmer


  1. A Tale of Four Laboratories: Animal Disease, Science, and Politics in Cold War Latin America 159 Thomas Rath 


  1. NASA in Chile: Technology and Visual Culture 178 Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola 


III. Infrastructures of the Built Environment 


  1. Planning, Politics, and Praxis at Colombia’s Inter-American Housing Lab, 1951– 1966 199 Mark Healey 


  1. Dams and Hydroelectricity: Circulation of Knowledge and Technological Imaginaries in South America, 1945– 1970 217 Fernando Purcell


  1. Planning the Santiago Metro in Cold War Chile Fernando Purcell 237 Andra B. Chastain IV. Toward New Regimes of Expertise 


  1. Middle Modernisms: Collecting and Measuring Nature in the Peruvian Amazon 261 Emily Wakild 


  1. Privatizing Expertise: Environmental Scientists and Technocrats in Chile’s Transition to Democracy 282 Javiera Barandiarán 


Conclusion. New Narratives of Technology, Expertise, and Environment in Latin America: The Cold War and Beyond 303 Eden Medina and Mark Carey Contributors


  1. Knowledge politics and labor: how did different groups and individuals know nature through their labor (a la Richard White)? How did different actors develop knowledge and skills and what kinds of contests emerged among them over how to intervene in non-human nature? Who gets to decide what landscapes and waterscapes are produced? What were the consequences of these contests for nature itself?


  1. Human-non-human-nature relationship: how do people produce nature? what role does non-human nature play in these stories? Is it an actor, acted upon, co-production?


  1. Relationship between time and space.


  1. Declensionism: early environmental histories were often declensionist narratives, often about deforestation. How have these environmental historians of Latin America attempted to move beyond declensionism since the 1990s?

—- David Fletcher, Flood Control Freakology

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