Abandono de una tecnología andina. El caso de los andenes

Translated title of the contribution: Abandonment of an Andean technology. The case of ?andenes’

Maribel Hernández S.

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Technology is a dynamic concept, a social and historic product, adequate to the needs of a society which adopts some kind of organization to come with the challenges its environment status. The Andean social institutions had to accomplish -apart from other functions- to be a coordinated instance of the technical necessities of production, being terracings, somehow, the material expression of its organization, the colective capacity to maintain or reproduce the system they rely on. From this assesments, the author analizes the reason why the abandon of a technical practice and financially apropiated to the agricultural activities on hillsides from a study of the breaking points which contemporary andean institutions present, with the original model of organization, whenever her opinion is that these points explain not only the abandon, but impose limits to the possibilities of a successful rehabilitation.
Translated title of the contributionAbandonment of an Andean technology. The case of ?andenes’
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)153-179
Issue number18
StatePublished - Jan 1986


  • Agricultura
  • Historia
  • Perú
  • Tecnología


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