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Border medicine : a transcultural history of Mexican American curanderismo

Author: Brett Hendrickson
Publisher: New York : New York University 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: 941983201
Description: 1 vol. (XVII-233 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Contact and combination : 1. Hybrid healing in the U.S.-Mexico border region ; 2. American metaphysical religion and the West --
Pt. II. Saints and spirits : Curanderismo in the United States ; Channels of healing --
Pt. III. New directions in curanderismo ; Mexican American healing and the American spiritual marketplace ; 6 Reclaiming the past and redefining the present ; 7 Curanderismo as transcultural religious healing tradition: problems and possibilities
Series Title: North American religions
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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-US border region for centuries. This book examines the ongoing evolution of  Read more...

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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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