Costa Rica Reader History, Culture, Politics

ISBN-10: 0822333724
ISBN-13: 9780822333722
Edition: 2004
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Description: An introduction to Costa Rica, this book includes over 50 texts related to the history, culture, politics, & natural environment. Most are written by Costa Ricans & many are translated for the first time.

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 10/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

An introduction to Costa Rica, this book includes over 50 texts related to the history, culture, politics, & natural environment. Most are written by Costa Ricans & many are translated for the first time.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Birth of an Exception?
Warriors and Sacred Struggle
A Conqueror Looks on the Bright Side
Hunting Indians
The Execution of Pablo Presbere
The Trial of Pablo Presbere, Cacique of Suinse
A Slave's Story
Free Blacks, Mulattoes, and Mestizos Seek Legitimacy
Brotherhood of the Virgin
Life and Labor in the Central Valley, circa 1821
The Fall of Morazan
Libelous Pornography from 1841
Civilizing Domestic Life in the Central Valley, 1750-1850
Coffee Nation
Privatization of the Land and Agrarian Conflict
Tico Sweepstakes
Witness to Heroism
Holidays in Costa Rica, 1858
Denunciation of the Lazarene Brothers
Building Civilization
Getting to Know the Unknown Soldier
The Burning of the Meson
Popular Culture and Social Policy
Alleyway of Open Wounds
Women of the Barrio
A District Laboratory in Costa Rica
Autobiography of a Shoemaker
Maternity
Prospectus
The Red Door
Banana Strike Confidential
Notice to West Indian Farmers!
Woman in Window
A Governor and a Man Faces the Social Problem
Democratic Enigma
Petition for Recognition of Voting Rights from a Humble Citizen, 1859
The Night of San Florencio
An Outsider's View of Political Society in 1914
Democrats and Feminists
Women's Vote-the Day That They Get It
Hail to the Jefe
Unlikely Threesome
The Polarization of Politics, 1932-1948
Memories of Girlhood in '48
Democracy on the Brink: The First Figueres Presidency
The Costa Rican Dream
Means and Ends for a Better Costa Rica
In Defense of the Corner Store
A Costa Rican Godfather
Growing Up in the Dream
Alcoa No!
The Crisis: 1980-1982
The Family
Imperial Eagle versus Peace Dove
A Dictionary of Costa Rican Patriotism
Other Cultures and Outer Reaches
Indigenous Figure
Dispossessed
West Indian Limon
Our Blood Is Blackening
Everyday Racism, 1932
My Mother and the Seawall
The Devil and Don Chico
Passing: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica
Taking Care of Sibo's Gifts
Working Paradise
A Community Takes Care of Its Environs
Caffeinated Miasmas
Migration and the Costa Rican Environment since 1900
From Rain Forest to Banana Plantation: A Workers' Eye View
Pesticides and Parakeets in the Banana Industry
The River of Milk
La Loca de Gandoca
Tropical Soundings
Social Development with Limited Resources
Visit Beautiful Costa Rica
Corruption
The Contemporary Protest Movement
The Narcotizing of Costa Rican Politics
Citizens 2000
On the Recent Protests against the Privatization of the Costa Rican Hydroelectric Company (ICE)
Building Your Own Home
Men in Crisis?
Are the Kids Alright?
Costa Rica: A Millennial Profile
Demoperfectocracy
Suggestions for Further Reading
Acknowledgment of Copyrights
Index

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