Test Tube Envy: Science and Power in Argentine Narrative
This text examines the strategies by which narrative shapes scientific discourse and through which popular science determines narrative form over 150 years of Argentine writing. Beginning with Domingo Sarmiento and the Generation of 1837 and continuing through authors such as Lucio Mansilla, Roberto Arlt, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar, and others. Test Tube Envy explores the construction and exercise of social power on and through scientific expression.
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Page 21 - Each society has its regime of truth, its "general politics" of truth: that is, the types of discourse which it accepts and makes function as true; the mechanisms and instances which enable one to distinguish true and false statements, the means by which each is sanctioned...