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dc.creatorSandoval García, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-7T08:46:00Z
dc.date.available2019-11-7T08:46:00Z
dc.date.created2019-11-7T08:46:00Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the ways in which the immigration of Nicaraguans to Costa Rica is represented by Costa Rican institutions and individuals through public discourses and everyday life. Three discourses are considered. First, intellectual claims that immigration poses a threat to Costa Rican national identity, whereby intellectuals portray ‘Costa Rica in crisis’ due to immigration. Second, fictional works seek to represent issues regarding the Nicaraguan community in innovative ways, being open-ended and including diverse voices. Third, stories written by Nicaraguan children are discussed in view of exploring how hostility towards immigration interpellates them, who face the challenge of negotiating their identities with their peers in everyday life. The article ends by asking for a politics able to defend public institutions and public investment, able to forge networks of solidarity with immigrant communities.
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.sourceBulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 434–445
dc.subjectCosta Rica
dc.subjectInmigración
dc.subjectIdentidades nacionales
dc.subjectMigrantes nicaragüenses
dc.subjectPolíticas de representación
dc.subjectSubjetividad
dc.titleContested Discourses on National Identity: Representing Nicaraguan Immigration to Costa Rica
dc.typeartículo científico
dc.typeartículo científico
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Sociales::Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales (IIS)


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