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Savoirs médicaux et nouveaux territoires coloniaux : la construction du savoir dans un contexte de domination et de luttes de pouvoir à travers l’œuvre du médecin Juan de Cárdenas

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to examine the production of medical knowledge in the context of the conquest and colonisation of America through the work of the physician Juan de Cardenas. Trained at the University of Mexico, the discourse of Juan de Cardenas is based on inherited knowledge that is part of a long intertextual tradition (theory of humours, discourse on temperaments, influence of the soil and climate on the body and complexion) but inflects them to propose a specific discourse on the temperament of the Spaniard, the Creole (white of Spanish origin, born in the colonial territory) and the Indian, in which he asserts the superiority of the Creole over the other two categories. Our study will analyse the implications and stakes of this discourse, which reflects, among other things, the rise of a new social class in the Viceroyalty of New Spain: the Creoles.
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Christine Orobitg. Savoirs médicaux et nouveaux territoires coloniaux : la construction du savoir dans un contexte de domination et de luttes de pouvoir à travers l’œuvre du médecin Juan de Cárdenas. Savoirs et conflits (XVIe-XIXe siècle), CAK (Centre Alexandre Koyré)-TEMOS (UMR 9016 Temps Mondes Sociétés), Aurélien Ruellet (TEMOS), Oury Goldman (TEMOS), Geoffrey Phelippot (EHESS-CAK), Oct 2021, Paris, France. ⟨hal-03503141⟩

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