Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

by Karen Stocker

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Overview

Through social movements that are both grassroots and global, young leaders in San José, Costa Rica, have sought to create positive social change in their communities. Using social media, art, local organizations, corporations, and government entities, these leaders have found creative ways to connect with and support one another's efforts to promote change and tackle growing concerns, including environmental sustainability, freedom from sexual assault, food security, LGBTQ+ rights, and more.

Presenting case studies of Costa Rican millennial leaders, Millennial Movements shows how youth activists in San José draw from global solutions to address the local problems inhabiting their city. Identifying with the youths that they encounter in each chapter, students will be inspired by the strategies and skills used by these leaders and can adapt them to their own schools and communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781487588687
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 07/20/2020
Series: Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom Series
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Karen Stocker is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Placemaking, Community-Building, and Appropriation of Public Space

3. Urban Environmental Sustainability and Eradication of Sexism

4. Growers' Markets, Local Foods, and Sustainable Business Models

5. A Pay-it-Forward Strategy to Combat Food Insecurity

6. Successful Offshoots of a Supposedly Failed Movement

7. LGBTQ+ Activism in the Long Term

8. An Invitation to Action

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What People are Saying About This

Felipe Montoya

"Each chapter of Millennial Movements is a human story prompting students to take action, and to consider the possibilities of mobilization in their own communities."

Setha Low

“Each chapter of Millennial Movements is a human story prompting students to take action, and to consider the possibilities of mobilization in their own communities.”

Charles Kline

Millennial Movements is a fascinating portrait of emerging social movements in a rapidly changing world. Using vivid ethnographic examples, Stocker explores the interconnections between food justice, environmental and cultural preservation, and LGBTQ+ activism and illustrates the complex ways in which local and global forces shape contemporary politics. The clearly articulated framework will help students apply what they learn about Costa Rican activism to their own lives and communities."

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