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Author Sandoval García, Carlos.

Title Threatening others : Nicaraguans and the formation of national identities in Costa Rica / Carlos Sandoval-García
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 240 pages)
Series Ohio University research in international studies. Latin America series ; no. 42
Research in international studies. Latin America series ; no. 42
Contents Making sense of national identities -- Media representations of Nicaraguans in Costa Rica -- Costa Rican exceptionalism and the Nicaraguan other in historical perspective -- Belonging and racialization as lived experience -- Material decline, dislocation, and racialization
Summary During the last two decades, a decline in public investment has undermined some of the national values and institutions of Costa Rica. The resulting sense of dislocation and loss is usually projected onto Nicaraguan "immigrants." Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica explores the representation of the Nicaraguan "other" in the Costa Rican imagery. It also seeks to address more generally why the sense of national belonging constitutes a crucial identification in contemporary societies. Interdisciplinary and based on extensive fieldwork, it loo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-235) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Discrimination -- Costa Rica.
Ethnicity -- Costa Rica.
Identity (Psychology) -- Costa Rica.
Illegal aliens -- Costa Rica -- Public opinion.
Nationalism -- Costa Rica.
Nicaraguans -- Costa Rica -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- Costa Rica.
Costa Rica -- Ethnic relations.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004000099
ISBN 0896804437 (electronic bk.)
9780896804432 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Otros amenazantes. English