Diego Ballestero's Blog (2)

About the observation of Fuegian Indians in the 19th century in Argentina

I want to shared with all the members my last published article. This its the abstract.

Among the first projects of German anthropologist Robert Lehmann-Nitsche as head of the Museum de La Plata’s Department of Anthropology in Argentina was his research on the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego, deemed evolutionary ‘relics’ of humanity. The article explores the role of shows and exhibits as spaces where science was popularized and where late nineteenth- and early…


Added by Diego Ballestero on March 20, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Reading about the history of objectivity

Im in the last pages of Objectivity from Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison.

In this book the autors chart the emergence of objectivity in the mid-nineteenth-century sciences—and show how the concept differs from its alternatives, truth-to-nature and trained judgment. This is a story of lofty epistemic ideals fused with workaday practices in the making of scientific images.

Im glad to discover the threatened reading of this analysis…


Added by Diego Ballestero on March 20, 2012 at 12:56pm — 4 Comments


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