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The Resource Contested identities in Costa Rica : constructions of the tico in literature and film, Liz Harvey-Kattou, (electronic resource)

Contested identities in Costa Rica : constructions of the tico in literature and film, Liz Harvey-Kattou, (electronic resource)

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Contested identities in Costa Rica : constructions of the tico in literature and film
Title
Contested identities in Costa Rica
Title remainder
constructions of the tico in literature and film
Statement of responsibility
Liz Harvey-Kattou
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Costa Rica is a country known internationally for its eco-credentials, dazzling coastlines, and reputation as one of the happiest and most peaceful nations on earth. Beneath this façade, however, lies an exclusionary rhetoric of nationalism bound up in the concept of the <i>tico</i>, as many Costa Ricans refer to themselves. Beginning by considering the very idea of national identity and what this constitutes, this book explores the nature of the idealised <i>tico</i> identity, demonstrating the ways in which it has assumed a white supremacist, Central Valley-centric, patriarchal, heteronormative stance based on colonial ideals. Chapters two and three then go on to consider the literature and films produced that stand in opposition to this normative image of who or what is <i>tico</i> and their creation as vehicles of soft power which aim to question social norms. This book explores protest literature from the 1970s by Quince Duncan, Carmen Naranjo, and Alfonso Chase who narrate their experiences from the margins of society by virtue of their identity as Afro-Costa Rican, feminist, and homosexual authors. Cinema from the twenty-first century is then analysed to demonstrate the nuanced position chosen by national directors Esteban Ramírez, Paz Fábrega, Jurgen Ureña, and Patricia Velásquez to challenge the dominant nation-image as they reinscribe youth culture, a female consciousness, trans identity, and Afro-Costa Rica onto the fabric of the nation.--
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Harvey-Kattou, Liz
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone cultures
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
20
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  • Costa Rican literature
  • National characteristics in literature
  • National characteristics, Costa Rican
  • Motion pictures
  • National characteristics in motion pictures
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Contested identities in Costa Rica : constructions of the tico in literature and film, Liz Harvey-Kattou, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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CR9781789624175
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781789624175
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)1102416580
Label
Contested identities in Costa Rica : constructions of the tico in literature and film, Liz Harvey-Kattou, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781789624175/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781789624175
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781789624175
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1102416580

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