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História das “ciências humanas” e a viagem científica de Wallace na Amazônia: notas sobre ausências historiográficas

Victor Rafael Limeira da Silva

Resumo


Este ensaio analisa uma bibliografia historiográfica particular com o objetivo de abordar a divergência entre história e história da ciência. Defendo que a ausência da história das ciências humanas na historiografia da ciência expande a distância entre a história da ciência e outras disciplinas dos estudos históricos. Para ponderar essa hipótese, analisarei a historiografia sobre a viagem científica de Alfred Russel Wallace na Amazônia (1848-1852), argumentando que a omissão da dimensão etnográfica dessa expedição expõe aspectos importantes para compreender a natureza da tal dissensão e seus efeitos na construção da história das ciências humanas.

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Historiografia; História da ciência; História das ciências humanas; Wallace; Amazônia; Etnografia.

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