By Anne Hayes
This publication analyzes the advance of girl prostitution within the Pacific port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica in the course of the complex level of the espresso exporting economic system (1880-1930), on the peak of the consolidation of the liberal nation. Hayes argues that prostitution within the port differed from that of the espresso generating highlands as a result of differential financial, social, and political improvement. within the outer edge of Puntarenas, the advance of prostitution mirrored a much less stigmatized view of sexual trade than that of the highlands, the place prostitution, even though criminal, threatened the tenets of liberal nationalism in line with racial homogeneity and relatives values. ladies of the highlands have been inspired to breed the nation's "more eu" inventory of staff and to make sure the felony transference of estate via felony church marriages - either a part of a layout to stabilize the espresso exporting undertaking. against this, prostitutes and different operating girls of Puntarenas, many immigrants from the "less eu" populations of neighboring areas and so much in concubinage, have been freer to do what the legislation prescribed - sign up as prostitutes in valid alternate. Such neighborhood disparities display weaknesses in conventional reasons of Costa Rican exceptionalism, that have rested at the premise of cultural homogeneity and feature mirrored the realities of just one zone of the rustic. The ebook advances another cause of the improvement of the nation's extra democratic associations, situating Costa Rican exceptionalism within the nation's loose exertions procedure, of which the exertions prostitute in Puntarenas offers an instance.
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The Republic of Costa Rica” (detail), 1916. Used with Source: Richard Mayer, “The Republic of Costa Rica” (detail), 1916. Used with explicit explicit permission by the Map Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, permission by the Map Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. Lenox and Tilden Foundations. beginning of the seventeenth century and is mentioned by name for the first time only in 1765 when the merchant Miguel Antonio de Unamué reported using it as a port.
The distances which separate the Meseta Central from the two oceans are not great. The Atlantic shore lies about 190 miles to the east and the Pacific Ocean some 125 miles to the west. The terrain, however, is in many places steep where the plateau and mountains drop. Neither the Reventazón River of the Atlantic region nor the Grande de Tarcoles in the west was navigable. indd 34 5/30/2006 9:54:00 AM Regional Differentiation of Colony and Nation to 1890 35 was connected with the outside world until 1844 by a steep and slippery mule track through the forest to the Pacific.
Achieving “difference promotion” is difficult when developments in linkages (telegraph, railroads) cause physical space-time differences to be considerably reduced. The problem then arises of how to cope with the “psychic requirements” of being a participant in a more rapid integration of a center-periphery relationship. 24 Yet “difference promotion” was a less difficult achievement in Puntarenas after completion of the Pacific Railroad owing to decades of entrenched cultural values in the port.
Female Prostitution in Costa Rica: Historical Perspectives, 1880-1930 (Latin American Studies: Social Sciences & Law) by Anne Hayes