INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS HISTORICOS Y SOCIALES DE LA PAMPA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Academic knowledge about indigenous peoples in the Americas: a comparative approach about the conditions of its international circulation
CLAUDIA SALOMON TARQUINI
Tapuya. Latin American Science, Technology and Society
Taylor & Francis
Studies concerning indigenous peoples in the Americas have grown notably in recent decades, though with diverse rhythms and featuring-specific conditions in different countries and regions. Within the framework of studies of the history of science that address the conditions of production and circulation ofknowledge, in this paper, some characteristics of international links between researchers in this field are analyzed. I suggest that features such as overseas training, the use of foreign languages, publications in a second language, frequency and quality of contacts with foreign countries and international collaboration are indicators that can provide insights into the extent ofinternationalization of this field. It is my hypothesis that there is not an internationalized field of indigenous studies as such, but rather regionally segmented circuits mostly defined by linguistic areas. The study covers, in a comparative manner, academics from countries such as Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru.