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dc.contributor.advisor Gould, Jeffrey L. en_US Buska, Soili Iiris en_US 2010-05-24T15:08:41Z 2027-01-24T16:08:42Z 2012-01-18T02:49:39Z 2010-05-24T15:08:41Z 2006 en_US
dc.description Thesis (PhD) - Indiana University, History, 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract Analyzing regional identity construction in the peripheral northwestern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste, and the creation of regionalist discourse and political organization in Costa Rica from the early twentieth century to 1939, this dissertation studies the historical dynamics between region and nation. The concept of region employed here is not focused on an economic, geographical, or historical entity but understood primarily as a space and a community imagined by the promoters of regionalism and by the intellectuals and politicians of the country's administrative center. The primary sources used in the dissertation are mainly government documents and newspapers. The principal vehicle in the creation of the imagined region and regional identity was the regionalist newspaper, which became the organ of the regionalist movement and the political party. The discourse of regionalist publicists emphasized harmony, unity, and class conciliation in the province, a construction that served to mask the conflictive social relations in the region and thus benefited the interests of the regional elites. Political regionalism in the form of a regionalist party that competed in national elections had a brief heyday in the late 1930s, but did not endure, as the Costa Rican political system made the transition from a liberal to a reformist/welfare state model beginning in the 1940s. en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University en_US
dc.subject Region en_US
dc.subject Costa Rica en_US
dc.subject History en_US
dc.subject Nation en_US
dc.subject Guanacaste en_US
dc.subject Regionalism en_US
dc.subject.classification History, Latin American en_US
dc.title "Marimba, por tí me muero": Region and Nation in Costa Rica, 1824-1939 en_US
dc.type Doctoral Dissertation en_US

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