Latin American Science, Technology, and Society
Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society calls for submissions to the following thematic clusters that are planned for publication in Volume 1 (2018) and Volume 2 (2019). Approximately half of the essays published in any single volume (calendar year) will consist of three or four such thematic clusters. All submissions will be double-blind externally reviewed. For submission guidelines, please see the Instructions for Authors. Submissions can be made via the Journal’s Editorial Manager® site: www.edmgr.com/ttap.
Ends in Other Terms: Uncommoning Extinction
Deadline for abstracts: January 15th 2021
Manuel Tironi, P. Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)
Marcelo González Gálvez, P .Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)
Marisol de la Cadena, UC Davis (USA)
Extinction is around the corner. And not any extinction, but that of the human. ‘We’, as biological inhabitants of the Earth, face the real and concrete possibility of disappearance. Indeed, after decades of anthropogenic aggression to soils, airs, rocks, and waters, after having exhausted resources and exploited ecosystems, after having pushed and stressed all planetary boundaries, finitude is not anymore a scatological horizon for our species, but a present-future ready to be actualized—and to be acted upon. New imperatives arise. There’s no time for contemplation nor speculation. Our house is on fire. We are summoned to intervene and change, and fast. Now, always now, before it’s too late (Colebrook 2016). https://tapuya.la/2020/03/05/cfp-special-issue-for-tapuya-ends-in-other-terms-uncommoning-extinction/
Entangled Sciences of Gender, Sexuality, Race: Latin American Issues
· Sandra Harding, University of California Los Angeles, USA · Manuela Fernández Pinto, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia · Manuela Fernández Pinto, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
The miscegenation policies that the Spanish and Portuguese introduced into the Americas in the sixteenth century established more hierarchical and rigid categories of gender, sexuality, and race than had existed earlier. These new, pre-Darwinian, sciences of race, sexuality and gender were complexly entangled with each other from the beginning. In what ways has this colonial scientific legacy persisted, and/or been revised? How has it influenced conceptions of gender as an analytic category, as well as theories of ethnicity, race, and cultural diversity in Latin America? How do Latin American feminists, both in Latin America and in the North, discuss this issue? How has it shaped (or not) STS methodological projects in Latin America? What role have such discussions played in democratizing projects?
The politics of data in Latin America: Towards a terrestrial Internet
Deadline for abstracts: December 15th 2020
Marcela Suárez (FU Berlin), Jenny Guerra González (UNAM)
Data extractivism, algorithmic governance, and corporate control of Internet business are part of the regime of digital capitalism. Digital technologies are producing a social space that is far from immaterial, neutral and abstract. As Latour (2010) points out, the greater the digitality, the greater the materiality. In this issue we argue that the Internet is terrestrial because the effects of its corporate and governmental control materialize in specific spaces; for example: the maritime space where underground cables pass; the aerial space of the signals from satellites and antennas, as well as those spaces rich in the raw materials and natural and human resources necessary to sustain the Internet. These spaces are not dissociated from diverse forms of human and non-human forms of life that cohabit it and embody the effects of disputes over data.