Imagined Races: From Environmental Determinism to Geographical Authenticity in Twentieth‐Century Argentina

@article{Coletta2019ImaginedRF,
  title={Imagined Races: From Environmental Determinism to Geographical Authenticity in Twentieth‐Century Argentina},
  author={M. Coletta},
  journal={Bulletin of Latin American Research},
  year={2019},
  volume={38},
  pages={164-178}
}
  • M. Coletta
  • Published 2019
  • Bulletin of Latin American Research
This article explores how Argentine intellectuals incorporated the natural environment into their accounts of the racial, cultural and political features of the nation. In the late nineteenth century environmental determinism, based on the assumption of a cause–effect relationship between geographical and racial factors, entered Argentina through three main routes: Lamarckism, Darwinism and Spencerianism. By the mid twentieth century, however, anti‐positivist philosophies had been fully… Expand

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