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Border medicine : a transcultural history of Mexican American curanderismo

Author: Brett Hendrickson
Publisher: New York : New York Univ. Press, 2014.
Series: North American religions
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mexican American folk and religious healing, often referred to as curanderismo, has been a vital part of life in the Mexico-U.S. border region for centuries. A hybrid tradition made up primarily of indigenous and Iberian Catholic pharmacopeias, rituals, and notions of the self, curanderismo treats the sick person with a variety of healing modalities including herbal remedies, intercessory prayer, body massage, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brett Hendrickson
ISBN: 9781479834785 1479834785 9781479846320 1479846325
OCLC Number: 915577263
Description: XVII, 233 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Contents Preface ix Acknowledgments xv Introduction 1 Part I. Contact and Combination 1. Hybrid Healing in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region 19 2. American Metaphysical Religion and the West 37 Part II. Saints and Spirits 3. Curanderismo in the United States 61 4. Channels of Healing 86 Part III. New Directions in Curanderismo 5. Mexican American Healing and the American 113 Spiritual Marketplace 6. Reclaiming the Past and Redefining the Present 140 7. Curanderismo as Transcultural Religious Healing Tradition: 172 Problems and Possibilities Conclusion 195 Glossary 199 Notes 203 Bibliography 217 Index 229 About the Author 233
Series Title: North American religions
Responsibility: Brett Hendrickson.

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"A powerful and beautifully written ethno-historical study of curanderismo in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Brett Hendrickson deftly refuses to romanticize curanderos, their healing practices, or the Read more...

 
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