History of Technology, Vol. 34, 2019 (Bloomsbury Academic), with H. Wendt
Despite having undergone major advances in recent years, the history of technology in Latin America is still an understudied topic. This is the first English-language volume to bring together a variety of critical perspectives on the history of technology in Latin America from the early-19th century through to the present day.
This special issue, assembled by guest editor David Pretel, brings together a range of experts to explore a plethora of topics in Latin America’s technological history. Papers include a study of rural telephony in in 20th-century Latin America; the rise of the ‘Techno-class’ in modern Brazil; an analysis of the rise and fall of three Caribbean commodities; the history of educational technology in Latin America, and science and technology in Cold War Chile.