By S. M. Reid-Henry
After Fidel Castro got here to strength in 1959, his moment assertion, after socialism, was once that Cuba might develop into a pacesetter in overseas technological know-how. In biotechnology he will be confirmed correct and, this present day, Cuba counts a meningitis B vaccine and state-of-the-art melanoma cures to its identify. yet how did this politically and geographically remoted kingdom make such awesome advances? Drawing on a special ethnography, and mixing the insights of anthropology, sociology, and geography, The Cuban Cure exhibits how Cuba got here to compete with U. S. pharmaceutical giants—despite a exchange embargo and crippling nationwide debt.
In uncovering what's unique approximately Cuban biomedical technological know-how, S. M. Reid-Henry examines the varieties of resistance that biotechnology examine in Cuba offers to the globalization of western types of clinical tradition and perform. He illustrates the epistemic, social, and ideological clashes that happen while cultures of analysis meet, and the way such interactions boost as political and monetary conditions swap. via a singular argument in regards to the intersection of socioeconomic platforms and the character of innovation, The Cuban Cure offers an illuminating examine of politics and technology within the context of globalization.
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