Carlos Sandoval-García is a professor of communication studies at the University of Costa Rica.
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Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica
By Carlos Sandoval-Garcia
During the last two decades, a decline in public investment has undermined some of the national values and institutions of Costa Rica. The resulting sense of dislocation and loss is usually projected onto Nicaraguan “immigrants.”Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica explores the representation of the Nicaraguan “other” in the Costa Rican imagery.