9780313360909-0313360901-Culture and Customs of Costa Rica (Cultures and Customs of the World)

Culture and Customs of Costa Rica (Cultures and Customs of the World)

ISBN-13: 9780313360909
ISBN-10: 0313360901
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Helmuth, Chalene
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Format: Paperback 160 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780313360909
ISBN-10: 0313360901
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Helmuth, Chalene
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Format: Paperback 160 pages

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Acknowledged authors Helmuth, Chalene wrote Culture and Customs of Costa Rica (Cultures and Customs of the World) comprising 160 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0313360901 and 9780313360909. Since then Culture and Customs of Costa Rica (Cultures and Customs of the World) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

Culture and Customs of Costa Rica begins with a discussion of how the country is unique in Latin America, including its incredible biodiversity, ethnic makeup, history, education policies, and women's roles. A chapter on religion covers indigenous faiths and focuses on the predominant Catholicism. Costa Rican social customs such as national traits, cuisine, family roles, and sports are presented engagingly. Chapters on media, literature, and the arts bring to light Costa Rican institutions and cultural figures. Informative appendices and a glossary round out the text.

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