Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science

Costa Rican Traditional Knowledge According to Local Experiences

Plants, Animals, Medicine and Music

Editors: Ortega-Rodríguez, Manuel, Solís-Sánchez, Hugo (Eds.)

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  • Offers a multifaceted insight into the culture and traditional knowledge of Costa Rica
  • Explores traditional knowledge relating to agriculture, botany, pharmacy and the arts
  • Offers expert local insights from Costa Rican anthropologists
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About this book

This book offers ten chapters dealing with Costa Rican traditional knowledge. Each chapter presents a transcription from a talk given to an interdisciplinary audience at Universidad de Costa Rica.  The chapters address the links between knowledge and culture in a variety of cases, including black, indigenous and "white" knowledge in both rural and city contexts, with an emphasis on gender issues.

This book is the first of its class and its transcriptions have been annotated for easier reading.

All social scientists interested in Latin American culture or in cognitive topics in general will benefit from reading it.


About the authors

Manuel Ortega-Rodríguez is Professor of Physics at Universidad de Costa Rica, where he has also held courtesy appointments in the Music, Literature and Architecture Departments.  He lectures on History of Science, Ethnoastronomy, the Physics of Music and Language, Visual Intelligence for Physicists, and Complexity. He has co-authored a novel that explores the intersections of Art and Physics.

Hugo Solis is an assistant professor in the Physics Department at University of Costa Rica where he teaches the course in History of Science. His current research interests are computational cosmology, complexity and the cultural studies of scientific knowledge. He is a member of the Free Software Foundation where he has contributed code to some free software projects and is the author of the Kivy Cookbook from Packt Publishing. Currently, He is in charge of the IFT, a Costa Rican scientific non-profit organization for the multidisciplinary practice of physics. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Medicinal Plants in Costa Rica: Myth and Reality

    García González, Mildred

    Pages 1-16

  • Patrimonial Botanical Knowledge in Costa Rica

    Poveda Álvarez, Luis

    Pages 17-26

  • Traditional Agriculture in Costa Rica’s Nonindigenous Rural Population

    García-González, Jaime-E.

    Pages 27-51

  • Traditional Music Across Costa Rica from the Caribbean Afro-Latin Perspective

    Saavedra Reyes, Carlos

    Pages 53-67

  • The Culture Around Sterilization and Therapeutic Abortion in Costa Rica

    Carranza Maxera, María

    Pages 69-79

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06146-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: April 11, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06145-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Costa Rican Traditional Knowledge According to Local Experiences
Book Subtitle
Plants, Animals, Medicine and Music
Editors
  • Manuel Ortega-Rodríguez
  • Hugo Solís-Sánchez
Series Title
Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-06146-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-06146-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-06145-6
Series ISSN
1568-2145
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 161
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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