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From Man to Ape: Darwinism in Argentina, 1870-1920

Adriana Novoa and Alex Levine


Upon its publication, On The Origin of Species was critically embraced in Europe and North America. But how did Charles Darwin's theories fare in other regions of the world? This book offers 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, this book focuses on Darwin's use of analogies. Both analogy and metaphor are culturally situated, and by studying scientific activity at Europ ... More

Keywords: On The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin, Darwinism, Argentina, scientific research, analogy, metaphor, science, popular culture, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226596167
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226596181.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adriana Novoa, author

Alex Levine, author