Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico / Edition 1

Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico / Edition 1

by Valentina Napolitano
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520233182

ISBN-13: 9780520233188

Pub. Date: 12/12/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

Valentina Napolitano explores issues of migration, medicine, religion, and gender in this incisive analysis of everyday practices of urban living in Guadalajara, Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork over a ten-year period, Napolitano paints a rich and vibrant picture of daily life in a low-income neighborhood of Guadalajara. Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men

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Valentina Napolitano explores issues of migration, medicine, religion, and gender in this incisive analysis of everyday practices of urban living in Guadalajara, Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork over a ten-year period, Napolitano paints a rich and vibrant picture of daily life in a low-income neighborhood of Guadalajara. Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men insightfully portrays the personal experiences of the neighborhood's residents while engaging with important questions about the nature of selfhood, subjectivity, and community identity as well as the tensions of modernity and its discontents in Mexican society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520233188
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/12/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Preface


Introduction: Prisms of Belonging and Alternative Modernities
Chapter 1:
Internationalizing Region, Expanding City, Neighborhoods in Transition
Chapter 2: Migration, Space, and Belonging
Chapter 3: Religious Discourses and Politics of Modernity
Chapter 4: Medical Pluralism: Medicina Popular and Medicina Alternativa
Chapter 5: Becoming a Mujercita: Rituals, Fiestas, and Religious Discourses
Chapter 6: Neither Married, Widowed, Single, or Divorced: Gender Negotiation, Compliance, and Resistance
Epilogue

Appendix A: Homeopathic Principles
Appendix B: Trees of Life and Death
Notes
Bibliography

Index

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