Tag: Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Democracy Takes a Stand Against the Vax Junta

Maximilian C. Forte , August 7th, 2022

Rodrigo Chaves, the central protagonist in this drama, has been cast by Costa Rican media as a renegade. One paper spoke of how he “shook the country by…


Solidarity in Protest: Highlighting Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

Carli Hansen , December 16th, 2021

Recently published in the Teaching Culture series, Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica presents case studies of Costa Rican millennial leaders and shows how youth…

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A Future History of Water: An Interview with Andrea Ballestero

colinhoag , October 13th, 2020

A Future History of Water By Andrea Ballestero, Rice University 248pp. Durham, NC: Duke University Press § Colin Hoag spoke with Prof. Andrea Ballestero about her recent book…


Book Review: A Future History of Water by Andrea Ballestero

Rose Deller , November 6th, 2019

In A Future History of Water, Andrea Ballestero explores the conflict between water as a human right and water as an economic good through ethnographic fieldwork undertaken in Costa Rica…

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Ayahuasca Visions in the Peruvian Amazon

Greg Batchelder , November 29th, 2016

As a psychological anthropologist interested in alternative healing options, I recently traveled to Peru to experience ayahuasca with a shaman I had been corresponding with for some time….

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