ERIC Number: ED056549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Area Handbook for Costa Rica.
Blutstein, Howard I.; And Others
This handbook is an attempt to provide an integrated exposition and analysis of the dominant social, political, and economic aspects of the Costa Rican society. It is designed to give readers an understanding of the dynamics of the component elements of the society and an insight into the ideas and goals of its people. Chapters contain material on: (1) general character of the society; (2) historical setting; (3) physical environment, settlement patterns, and living conditions; (4) population, ethnic groups, and languages; (5) social structure, family, religion, and social values; (6) government, political dynamics, and foreign relations; (7) education, public information, and artistic and intellectual expression; (8) economic and financial systems, domestic trade, and foreign economic relations; (9) agriculture, industry, and labor; and (10) public order and internal security. A bibliography, glossary, and index are provided. (RL)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Opportunities, Demography, Education, Foreign Culture, History, Industry, Living Standards, Military Service, Resource Materials, Social Behavior, Social Structure, Social Values, Socioeconomic Influences, Spanish Speaking
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-715 025, MF $.95)
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Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Foreign Area Studies.
Identifiers: Central America; Costa Rica