Welcome to Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society! This is a new, peer-reviewed, open access journal, published by Taylor & Francis, and affiliated to the Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (ESOCITE) and the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). Tapuya is a project that seeks to challenge current science, technology and society (STS) scholarship while, at the same time, making visible STS research undertaken from Latin American as well as in other peripheral regions.

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Check out the new book reviews

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We recently posted three new book reviews: “La medicina en expansión: Acercamientos a la medicalización en México, by Adriana Murguía Lores and Teresa Ordorika Sacristán” by César Torres Cruz; “The falling sky: words of a Yanomami shaman” by Rodolfo Eduardo Scachetti & Renzo Taddei; and “The multiplicities of maize” by Jorge Quetzal Argueta Prado. You can access our recent content in the journal homepage.

Thematic Cluster for Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society – Call for Papers

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Frail Modernities: Latin American infrastructures between repair and ruination
Deadline for abstracts: July 31, 2018

Editors: Raquel Velho, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA)
Sebastián Ureta, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile)

Common sense tells us that infrastructures are important, if possibly boring, parts of daily life. Most are seemingly built to blend into the background, being “designed to become invisible as [they are] stabilized” (Lampland & Star, 2009, p. 207). However, a growing amount of STS case studies have shown that infrastructures never become completely stabilized, or even invisible, in the first place. Instead of being perfectly immutable devices, infrastructures are shown to be highly paradoxical things––malleable, yet rigid; future-oriented, yet bound to their context of creation (Edwards 2003; Graham 2010; Howe et al. 2016; Jackson et al. 2007). Read more


Call for 2019 cover images

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As part of its mission to reach engage with the Latin American STS/Estudios CTS community, Tapuya LASTS would like to invite students, artists, researchers and members of the general public to contribute original images for the design of its 2019 cover. These images will appear above and below the title band, as on the current 2018 cover. Read more