Overcoming Obstacles: The Triple Mobilization of the Comisión Científica del Pacífico

@article{LpezOcn2003OvercomingOT,
  title={Overcoming Obstacles: The Triple Mobilization of the Comisi{\'o}n Cient{\'i}fica del Pac{\'i}fico},
  author={Leoncio L{\'o}pez-Oc{\'o}n and Sara Bad{\'i}a},
  journal={Science in Context},
  year={2003},
  volume={16},
  pages={505 - 534}
}
Argument This article describes from a constructivist perspective a Natural History expedition put together by the Spanish government and navy to visit territories in the Pacific in the 1860s. Right from the start the expedition ran into problems and barely made it back. However, it managed to compile an admiringly large assortment of specimens: extensive collections of shells, mammals, skulls, and photographs. The expedition was rooted in colonialism. Patrons and organizers of the expedition… Expand
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