Culture and Customs of Costa Rica

Culture and Customs of Costa Rica

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A superlative introduction to the uniqueness of Costa Rica in Latin America and its religion, social customs, media, literature, and arts
Costa Rica, the spectacularly beautiful Latin American nation, stands out from its neighbors in its political climate, economic stability, and social progressiveness. Culture and Customs of Costa Rica is a superlative introduction to the modern Costa Rica, which Costa Ricans compare in many ways to the United States. Helmuth, who spent her formative years in Costa Rica, provides an outstanding overview of this unusual and dynamic nation's place in Latin America. Featured topics include Costa Rica's: - Legacy of social reform - Religion - Social customs - Media - Literature - Art and the performing arts. Written with the highest scholarly standards, but easily accessible to students and general readers, this well-written source goes far beyond the travel guide fare in providing in-depth information on this fascinating country.

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Provides a thorough treatment of Costa Rican traditions, culture, religion, politico-social reforms, the media, literature, and art. Includes a chronology, as well as appendices listing Internet resources, elections data, and miscellaneous details of likely interest to students and potential visitors to the country. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Discusses Costa Rican traditions, culture, religion, politico-social reforms, the media, literature, and art.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780313304927
0313304920
Branch Call Number: 972.8605 HELMU
Characteristics: xxiv, 134 pages ; 24 cm

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