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Author Novoa, Adriana, 1963-

Title From man to ape : Darwinism in Argentina, 1870-1920 / Adriana Novoa and Alex Levine
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 281 pages) : illustrations
Contents The roots of evolutionary thought in Argentina -- The reception of Darwinism in Argentina -- The triumph of Darwinism in Argentina -- The culture of extinction -- Sexual selection and the politics of meaning -- Evolutionary psychology and its analogies
Summary Upon its publication, The Origin of Species was critically embraced in Europe and North America. But how did Darwin's theories fare in other regions of the world? Adriana Novoa and Alex Levine offer here 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, From Man to Ape focuses on Darwin's use of analogies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.
Evolution (Biology) -- Argentina -- History.
Science -- Argentina -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Levine, Alex, 1966-
ISBN 0226596184 (electronic bk.)
9780226596181 (electronic bk.)