By S. M. Reid-Henry
After Fidel Castro got here to energy in 1959, his moment assertion, after socialism, used to be that Cuba might develop into a pacesetter in foreign technological know-how. In biotechnology he will be confirmed correct and, this day, Cuba counts a meningitis B vaccine and state-of-the-art melanoma treatments to its identify. yet how did this politically and geographically remoted state make such notable advances? Drawing on a special ethnography, and mixing the insights of anthropology, sociology, and geography, The Cuban Cure indicates how Cuba got here to compete with U. S. pharmaceutical giants—despite a alternate embargo and crippling nationwide debt.
In uncovering what's special approximately Cuban biomedical technology, S. M. Reid-Henry examines the types of resistance that biotechnology study in Cuba provides to the globalization of western types of clinical tradition and perform. He illustrates the epistemic, social, and ideological clashes that ensue while cultures of analysis meet, and the way such interactions increase as political and financial situations switch. via a unique argument concerning the intersection of socioeconomic structures and the character of innovation, The Cuban Cure provides an illuminating learn of politics and technological know-how within the context of globalization.
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