The Circulation of European Knowledge: Niklas Luhmann in the Hispanic Americas

Authors: Rodriguez Medina, Leandro

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This book studies the circulation of social knowledge by focusing on the reception of Niklas Luhmann's systems theory in Hispanic America. It shows that theories need active involvement from scholars in the receiving field in order to travel.

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Leandro Rodriguez Medina is Universidad de las Americas Puebla Representative at the The Puentes Consortium.

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"La taxonomía de las tres generaciones ilumina en algunos puntos, por ejemplo, respecto del hecho que la circulación del pensamien-to necesita de su divulgación, apropiación, puesta en uso, así como de la generación de posiciones dentro del mundo académico." - Revista Mad, Magíster en Análisis Sistémico Aplicado a la Sociedad

[The taxonomy of three generations sheds lights on some points, for example, regarding the fact that circulation of knowledge requires its dissemination, appropriation, and application as well as obtaining positions within the academic world.]

"La investigación de Rodríguez Medina brinda luces y abre caminos hacia la dilucidación del problema sociológico relacionado con la circulación del pensamiento a nivel global, basado en la tesis de que la ciencia, a pesar de sus diversos contextos, se constituye como un sistema global que introduce dentro de sí variables regionales en su despliegue operativo (Luhmann 1996; Arnold, Thumala & Urquiza 2011). De igual manera, su discusión con otras investigaciones similares brinda interesantes perspectivas sobre el posicionamiento de La-tinoamérica en el panorama sociológico mundial, lo cual, sin duda, es un importante aporte a investigaciones futuras. Finalmente, en el caso de los sistémicos en Hispanoamérica, claramente abre caminos que invitan a un nuevo extranjero a visitar el país de los luhmannianos." - Revista Mad, Magíster en Análisis Sistémico Aplicado a la Sociedad

[Rodriguez Medina's illuminating research provides new avenues to elucidate the sociological problem of the circulation of knowledge at a global level, based on the thesis that the sciences, despite its diverse contexts, constitutes a global system that contains in itself regional variables during its operative development. At the same time, his discussion of investigations on similar topics raises interesting perspectives on the positioning of Latin America within the international sociological landscape - without a doubt, a major contribution for future research. Finally, for systems theorists in Hispanic America, the book paves the way for new 'foreigners' to visit the Luhmannian country.]


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Medina, Leandro Rodriguez

    Pages 1-5

  • Conceptualizing Knowledge Circulation: Methods and Theories

    Medina, Leandro Rodriguez

    Pages 6-28

  • Bounding Luhmann: Different Strategies to Appropriate Foreign Knowledge

    Medina, Leandro Rodriguez

    Pages 29-57

  • Luhmannization: Identity and Circulation

    Medina, Leandro Rodriguez

    Pages 58-76

  • Comparing Knowledge Circulation: Euro-American Social Theories in Latin America

    Medina, Leandro Rodriguez

    Pages 77-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Circulation of European Knowledge: Niklas Luhmann in the Hispanic Americas
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Leandro Rodriguez Medina
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43003-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137430038
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43002-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49203-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 127
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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