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The Resource Border medicine : a transcultural history of Mexican American curanderismo, Brett Hendrickson

Border medicine : a transcultural history of Mexican American curanderismo, Brett Hendrickson

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Border medicine : a transcultural history of Mexican American curanderismo
Title
Border medicine
Title remainder
a transcultural history of Mexican American curanderismo
Statement of responsibility
Brett Hendrickson
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 energy manipulation. Curanderos, "healers," embrace a holistic understanding of the patient, including body, soul, and community. Border Medicine examines the ongoing evolution of Mexican American religious healing from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. Illuminating the ways in which curanderismo has had an impact not only on the health and culture of the borderlands but also far beyond, the book tracks its expansion from Mexican American communities to Anglo and multiethnic contexts. While many healers treat Mexican and Mexican American clientele, a significant number of curanderos have worked with patients from other ethnic groups as well, especially those involved in North American metaphysical religions like spiritualism, mesmerism, New Thought, New Age, and energy-based alternative medicines. Hendrickson explores this point of contact as an experience of transcultural exchange. Drawing on historical archives, colonial-era medical texts and accounts, early ethnographies of the region, newspaper articles, memoirs, and contemporary healing guidebooks as well as interviews with contemporary healers, Border Medicine demonstrates the notable and ongoing influence of Mexican Americans on cultural and religious practices in the United States, especially in the American West"--
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Hendrickson, Brett
Dewey number
973/.0468722 23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR111.M49
LC item number
H46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 D-971
  • WZ 80.5.H8
Series statement
North American religions
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  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Traditional medicine
  • Healing
  • RELIGION
  • MEDICAL
  • HISTORY
Label
Border medicine : a transcultural history of Mexican American curanderismo, Brett Hendrickson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2883699/image/lgcover.9781479834785.jpg
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II
  • Saints and Spirits
  • 3
  • Curanderismo in the United States
  • 61
  • 4
  • Channels of Healing
  • 86
  • Part III
  • New Directions in Curanderismo
  • Part I
  • 5
  • Mexican American Healing and the American Spiritual Marketplace
  • 113
  • 6
  • Reclaiming the Past and Redefining the Present
  • 140
  • 7
  • Curanderismo as Transcultural Religious Healing Tradition: Problems and Possibilities
  • 172
  • Contact and Combination
  • 1
  • Hybrid Healing in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
  • 19
  • 2
  • American Metaphysical Religion and the West
  • 37
Control code
ocn876883307
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781479834785
Lccn
2014024571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479846320
  • (OCoLC)876883307
Label
Border medicine : a transcultural history of Mexican American curanderismo, Brett Hendrickson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2883699/image/lgcover.9781479834785.jpg
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II
  • Saints and Spirits
  • 3
  • Curanderismo in the United States
  • 61
  • 4
  • Channels of Healing
  • 86
  • Part III
  • New Directions in Curanderismo
  • Part I
  • 5
  • Mexican American Healing and the American Spiritual Marketplace
  • 113
  • 6
  • Reclaiming the Past and Redefining the Present
  • 140
  • 7
  • Curanderismo as Transcultural Religious Healing Tradition: Problems and Possibilities
  • 172
  • Contact and Combination
  • 1
  • Hybrid Healing in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
  • 19
  • 2
  • American Metaphysical Religion and the West
  • 37
Control code
ocn876883307
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781479834785
Lccn
2014024571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781479846320
  • (OCoLC)876883307

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