Curanderismo: Mexican American Folk Healing / Edition 2

Curanderismo: Mexican American Folk Healing / Edition 2

by Juan Chavira, Juan Antonio Chavira
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820319627

ISBN-13: 9780820319629

Pub. Date: 11/01/1997

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

The practice of curanderismo, or Mexican American folk medicine, is part of a historically and culturally important health care system deeply rooted in native Mexican healing techniques. This is the first book to describe the practice from an insider's point of view, based on the authors' three-year apprenticeships with curanderos (healers).

Robert T. Trotter and

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The practice of curanderismo, or Mexican American folk medicine, is part of a historically and culturally important health care system deeply rooted in native Mexican healing techniques. This is the first book to describe the practice from an insider's point of view, based on the authors' three-year apprenticeships with curanderos (healers).

Robert T. Trotter and Juan Antonio Chavira present an intimate view of not only how curanderismo is practiced but also how it is learned and passed on as a healing tradition. By providing a better understanding of why curanderos continue to be in demand despite the lifesaving capabilities of modern medicine, this text will serve as an indispensable resource to health professionals who work within Mexican American communities, to students of transcultural medicine, and to urban ethnologists and medical anthropologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820319629
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
802,755
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Curanderismo: Past and Present Viewpoints1
2The History of Curanderismo25
3The Cultural Context of Illness41
4Curanderos' Theories of Healing61
5The Material Level73
6The Spiritual Level102
7The Mental Level149
8The Future of Curanderismo162
App177
Glossary179
References185
Index201

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