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Author Gerassi-Navarro, Nina, author
Title Women, travel, and science in nineteenth-century Americas : the politics of observation / by Nina Gerassi-Navarro
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 276 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave studies in literature, science and medicine
Palgrave studies in literature, science and medicine
Note 1 Travels and Observation: An Introduction -- 2 Humboldt's Cosmography -- 3 Fanny Calderon de la Barca: The Power and Privilege of Observation -- 4 Elizabeth Cary Agassiz: the Art of Scientific Observation -- 5 Conclusions
This book offers a new and insightful look at the interconnections between the United States, Brazil and Mexico during the nineteenth century. Gerassi-Navarro brings together U.S. and Latin American Studies with her analysis of the travel narratives of Frances Calderon de la Barca and Elizabeth Cary Agassiz. Inspired by the writings of Alexander von Humboldt these women, in their travels, expand his views on the tropics to include a social dimension to their observations on nature, culture, race, and progress in Brazil and Mexico. Highlighting the role of women as a new kind of observer as well as the complexity of connections between the United States and Latin America, Gerassi-Navarro interweaves science, politics, and aesthetics in new transnational frameworks
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Subject Calderon de la Barca, Madame (Frances Erskine Inglis), 1804?-1882. Life in Mexico
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907. Journey in Brazil
Travelers' writings -- Women authors
Latin America -- Description and travel
Nineteenth-Century Literature
North American Literature
Postcolonial/World Literature
Latin American History
Women's Studies
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