Costa Rican Traditional Knowledge According to Local Experiences

Plants, Animals, Medicine and Music

  • Manuel Ortega-Rodríguez
  • Hugo Solís-Sánchez

Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Mildred García González
    Pages 1-16
  3. Luis Poveda Álvarez
    Pages 17-26
  4. Adolfo Constenla Umaña
    Pages 113-126
  5. Ana Rosa Ruiz Fernández, David Arias Hidalgo, Jorge Solano Brenes
    Pages 127-141
  6. Alí García Segura
    Pages 143-158
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 159-161

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.


Costa Rican Traditional Knowledge Ethnoagriculture Ethnobotany Ethnopharmacy Ethnomedicine Ethnomusicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel Ortega-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Hugo Solís-Sánchez
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica

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