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ERIC Number: EJ1089731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: EISSN-1545-4517
Costa Rica's SINEM: A Perspective from Postcolonial Institutional Ethnography
Rosabal-Coto, Guillermo
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v15 n1 p154-187 Jan 2016
In this article I suggest that SINEM--the Costa Rican version of Venezuela's El Sistema--articulates a development discourse which legitimates neoliberal policies that govern the twenty-first-century international market, in which Costa Rica figures only as a subaltern. I contend that such articulation contributes to perpetuating notions and practices that are based in the colonial period and have sustained the imagination of Costa Rican national identity since the nineteenth century. To this end, I undertake a theoretical analysis through postcolonial institutional ethnography.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica