Shattering Myths on Immigration and Emigration in Costa Rica

Transladed by: Kari Meyers
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This book provides the first comprehensive examination of transnational migration patterns into and out of Costa Rica. This impressive volume brings together the work of eighteen top scholars from diverse social science backgrounds to analyze Costa Rican migration patterns in the era of globalization.

The concluding chapters emphasize the social and symbolic images of immigrants to Costa Rica including the construction of in-group and out-group identities, the use of symbolic violence, and racism against immigrants.

This volume was originally published in Costa Rica in 2007 and reprinted in 2008 by the University of Costa Rica Press. Additional information: (506) 2511-8690,

Autor: Carlos Sandoval García