2 de febrero de 2017

CfP: Revista CS. Issue no. 23- Locality in Science, Health, and Technology

Questions of place and locality are gaining increasing importance in science, medicine, health and technology studies. New approaches look at role that localities play in the adaptation, transformation, and production of knowledge, ideas, and practices, to set aside older interpretations where scientific knowledge and practices traveled from centers of production to so-called peripheries where these were taken up, unquestioned. Scholars are now interested in exploring the complex relations between local and global actors, institutions, and initiatives, with particular attention to how social actors transformed, adapted, and challenged these ideas to suit specific realities and needs. The transformation, adaptation and production of scientific, technological, and medical knowledge, ideas, and practices has resulted in instances of increased tensions, negotiations, and at times cooperation at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
Each of these questions, are central to this special issue. We are looking for submissions that explore these tensions in different scientific, medical, health, and technological contexts in Latin America. Chronologically, our focus is open. Papers may examine the role of locality in science, and the tensions that may arise between global, national, and local actors and initiatives, the ways these tensions shape institutions and policies, and the implementation of public health campaigns, social reform, or technological transfer, to name a few. Submissions may also explore themes of adaptation, resistance, and negotiation among different actors and the ways in which race, gender, and class intersect with health provision, scientific and technical knowledge production, or practice. The idea for this issue emerged out of conversations and collaborative work with history of science and medicine scholars at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the University of Alabama, Hunstville, and Universidad Icesi (in both the Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Medicine and public health for a proposed panel to the International History of Science and Technology conference in Rio de Janeiro this coming July.
We invite researchers from the academic community to submit research, reflection or literature review original and unpublished articles that address the topic Locality in Science, Health, and Technology.

The "Revista CS Journal" of the Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Icesi are pleased to invite you to participate in its call for papers for its 23rd issue (September-December, 2017), dedicated to the topic: Locality in Science, Health, and Technology.

For more information please download the Call for Papers here https://goo.gl/tqwo66 

Or send your submissions to:
Editorial Board CS Journal
Deadline for submissions: June 10, 2017.