Gender stereotypes in Costa Rica
Winkens, Thomas Andrew
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Using concepts from cognitive anthropology and from social/cognitive psychology, an analysis will be made of the gender system in Costa Rican society. A qualitative analysis will be made of the traditionally collected ethnographic data. A quantitative analysis of psycholinguistic survey materials will also be made. The combination of these methods and theoretical approaches will add to and expand on the results available from either one done alone. In discussing the gender stereotypes of Costa Rican society in historical and contemporary contexts, challenges to that cultural model resulting from the Costa Rican's women movement will be discussed.