From field to laboratory: the institutionalization of molecular biology in Argentine

Autores

  • Pablo Ariel Pellegrini Universidad Nacional de Quilmes; Instituto de Estudios sobre la Ciencia y la Tecnología

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1678-31662013000300005

Resumo

This article aims to investigate the process of institutionalization of a new scientific discipline. In particular, the displacements that occur between disciplines with the emergence of a new one: molecular biology. The case presented in this article is the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) of Argentina, institution created in 1956 for research, innovation and extension to the agricultural sector. Thus, the paper presents the changes in the disciplines from which INTA's researchers come, since its inception in 1956 until 2010. The research presented in this article focuses on a quantitative analysis in relation to the disciplines of origin of the researchers who joined the institution. By showing the displacements between disciplines, this article aims to contribute to the study of the conflicts between them. For it suggests that the emergence of a new discipline involves not only the opening of new professions, institutions, research subjects and techniques, but also the displacement of other previously installed. These displacements would be at the root of the tensions that occur in the institutionalization of a new discipline.

Publicado

2013-01-01

Como Citar

Pellegrini, P. A. (2013). From field to laboratory: the institutionalization of molecular biology in Argentine . Scientiae Studia, 11(3), 531-556. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1678-31662013000300005

Edição

Seção

Artigos