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The Costa Rica Reader: History, Culture, Politics (the Latin America Readers) [Paperback]

Item : The Costa Rica Reader: History, Culture, Politics (the Latin America Readers) [Paperback]
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Author Author : Palmer, Steven Paul, Molina, Ivan
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0822333724
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780822333722
Publisher Publisher : Duke University Press Books
Pages Pages : 383
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100122300

Long characterized as an exceptional country within Latin America, Costa Rica has been hailed as a democratic oasis in a continent scorched by dictatorship and revolution; the ecological mecca of a biosphere laid waste by deforestation and urban blight; and an egalitarian, middle-class society blissfully immune to the violent class and racial conflicts that have haunted the region. Arguing that conceptions of Costa Rica as a happy anomaly downplay its rich heritage and diverse population, The Costa Rica Reader brings together texts and artwork that reveal the complexity of the countrys past and present. It characterizes Costa Rica as a site of alternatives and possibilities that undermine stereotypes about the regions history and challenge the idea that current dilemmas facing Latin America are inevitable or insoluble.

This essential introduction to Costa Rica includes more than fifty texts related to the countrys history, culture, politics, and natural environment. Most of these newspaper accounts, histories, petitions, memoirs, poems, and essays are written by Costa Ricans. Many appear here in English for the first time. The authors are men and women, young and old, scholars, farmers, workers, and activists. The Costa Rica Reader presents a panoply of voices: eloquent working-class raconteurs from San Jos?s poorest barrios, English-speaking Afro-Antilleans of the Lim?n province, Nicaraguan immigrants, factory workers, dissident members of the intelligentsia, and indigenous people struggling to preserve their culture. With more than forty images, the collection showcases sculptures, photographs, maps, cartoons, and fliers. From the time before the arrival of the Spanish, through the rise of the coffee plantations and the Civil War of 1948, up to participation in todays globalized world, Costa Ricas remarkable history comes alive. The Costa Rica Reader is a necessary resource for scholars, students, and travelers alike.

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