Imaginarios y riesgo de inundación en los barrios del sur de San José:entre banalización y denuncia del desarrollo urbano josefino

Abstract : Urban flooding is a frequent problem in San Jose, Costa Rica. This city has been confronted with this phenomenon throughout its history, which is why these events have generated and continue to generate discourses about the city and its actors. The purpose of the article is to study the history of urban flooding in the south of the city of San Jose through the analysis of newspaper archives from the 20th century. This analysis of the way in which the problem of urban flooding has been treated by newspapers reassesses recent events and the discourses associated with them. It examines the continuity in the collective imaginary’s perception of these events. Narratives associated today to urban flooding, such as the State and local government’s lack of responsibility, the power of engineering, or the way in which the poor and vulnerable are affected, have all been cultivated in the last century. The article shows the continuities and ruptures in those discourses. It focuses on San Jose’s southern neighborhoods, barrios del sur, a very important area for the capital city’s memory as it harbors its popular history.
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Sofia Guevara. Imaginarios y riesgo de inundación en los barrios del sur de San José:entre banalización y denuncia del desarrollo urbano josefino. Revista de Historia, UCA-IHNCA Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y de Centroamerica, 2019, Memoria, ciudad e imaginarios urbanos en Centroamérica, 26, pp.177-190. ⟨www.ihnca.edu.ni⟩. ⟨hal-02170690⟩

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