Ticos Culture and Social Change in Costa Rica

ISBN-10: 1555877370
ISBN-13: 9781555877378
Edition: 1999
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Description: The authors trace the evolution of Costa Rican culture and institutions from pre-Columbian times through the late 1990s. Particularly concerned with the change wrought by the economic crisis of the 1980s, they base their portrayal on interviews with  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Publication date: 10/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 307
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The authors trace the evolution of Costa Rican culture and institutions from pre-Columbian times through the late 1990s. Particularly concerned with the change wrought by the economic crisis of the 1980s, they base their portrayal on interviews with Costa Ricans; observations of many facets--from coffee plantation work to the deliberations of the Legislature; and readings of journalists, essayists, poets, historians, and others. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Preface
The Land and the People
History
Economy
Government and Politics
Class and Ethnicity
Community
Housing, Health, and Everyday Living
The Family
Education
Religion
Leisure
Continuity and Change a la Tica
Selected Bibliography
Index
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