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   The Ticos: Culture and Social Change in Costa Rica

The Ticos: Culture and Social Change in Costa Rica

Author: Biesanz, Mavis Hiltunen Set In . . .
 Central America, Costa Rica
Genre: Non-Fiction
Time Frame: None
Published: 1998
Description: Written with the perspective of more than half a century of first-hand observation, this unparalleled social and cultural history describes how Costa Rica's economy, government, education and health-care systems, family structures, religion, and other institutions have evolved, and how this evolution has affectedCand reflectedCpeople's daily lives, beliefs, and their values. The authors are particularly concerned with change and continuity since the economic crisis of the early 1980s and the structural adjustment that followed.

Providing a comprehensive introduction to a country they know well, the Biesanzes also contribute astutely to an understanding of the reciprocal influence of structural adjustment and national culture.
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