Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

By Karen Stocker

© 2020

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.

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  • Series: Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom
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  • Page Count: 136 pages
  • Illustrations: 10
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.5in x 9.3in
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In these brief and accessible case studies, Costa Rican millennial leaders draw from global solutions to address local problems, inviting students of these emerging social movements to apply similar strategies to their communities at home.

Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

By Karen Stocker

© 2020

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 136 pages
  • Illustrations: 10
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.5in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    “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, The Graduate Center, CUNY

    "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."


    Felipe Montoya, York University

    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."
    Charles Kline, Portland State University
  • Author Information

    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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