Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men
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Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men

Living in Urban Mexico
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ISBN-13:
9780520928473
Seiten:
256
Autor:
Valentina Napolitano
eBook Typ:
PDF
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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.
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.
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