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Buenos Aires at the Crossroads of STS – Part II


Since 1980s, the landscape of STS in Latin American has changed. A process of academization of the field took place vis-à-vis an increasing participation of STS scholars in government planning and policy making. Endowed with theories and methods (usually coming from Europe and the United States), academics were more concerned with rigorous empirical analysis which put aside more essayist-like approaches that had characterized the previous stage. As a consequence, ‘the structural...