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Colonial botany science, commerce, and politics in the early modern world

Author: Londa L Schiebinger; Claudia Swan
Publisher: Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 2007 ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats

A wide-ranging collection of essays on plants as market forces.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Londa L Schiebinger; Claudia Swan
ISBN: 9780812220094 0812220099
OCLC Number: 883154093
Description: vi, 346 páginas ilustraciones, mapas, fotografías facsímiles en blanco y negro 25 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION-Londa Schiebinger and Claudia SwanI. COLONIAL GOVERNANCE AND BOTANICAL PRACTICES 1. Dominion, Demonstration, and Domination: Religious Doctrine, Territorial Politics, and French Plant Collection-Chandra Mukerji2. Walnuts at Hudson Bay, Coral Reefs in Gotland: The Colonialism of Linnaean Botany-Staffan Muller-Wille3. Mission Gardens: Natural History and Global Expansion, 1720-1820-Michael T. Bravo4. Gathering for the Republic: Botany in Early Republic America-Andrew J. LewisII. TRANSLATING INDIGENOUS, CREOLE, AND EUROPEAN BOTANIES: LOCAL KNOWLEDGE(S), GLOBAL SCIENCE5. Books, Bodies, and Fields: Sixteenth-Century Transatlantic Encounters with New World Materia Medica-Daniela Bleichmar6. Global Economies and Local Knowledge in the East Indies: Jacobus Bontius Learns the Facts of Nature-Harold J. Cook7. Prospecting for Drugs: European Naturalists in the West Indies-Londa Schiebinger8. Linnaean Botany and Spanish Imperial Biopolitics-Antonio Lafuente and Nuria Valverde9. How Derivative was Humboldt? Microcosmic Nature Narratives in Early Modern Spanish America and the (Other) Origins of Humboldt's Ecological Sensibilities-Jorge Canizares-EsguerraIII. CASH CROPS: MAKING AND REMAKING NATURE10. The Conquest of Spice and the Dutch Colonial Imaginary: Seen and Unseen in the Visual Culture of Trade-Julie Berger Hochstrasser11. Of Nutmegs and Botanists: The Colonial Cultivation of Botanical Identity-E. C. Spary12. Out of Africa: Colonial Rice History in the Black Atlantic-Judith CarneyIV. TECHNOLOGIES OF ACCUMULATION13. Collecting Naturalia in the Shadow of Early Modern Dutch Trade"-Claudia Swan14. Accounting for the Natural World: Double-Entry Bookkeeping in the Field-Anke te Heesen15. Surgeons, Fakirs, Merchants, and Craftspeople: Making L'Empereur's Jardin in Early Modern South Asia-Kapil Raj16. Measurable Difference: Botany, Climate, and the Gardener's Thermometer in Eighteenth-Century France-Marie-Noelle BourguetNotesList of ContributorsIndexAcknowledgments
Responsibility: edited by Londa Schiebinger and Claudia Swan.


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