Migration, mujercitas, and medicine men : living in urban Mexico / Valentina Napolitano.

Exploring issues of migration, medicine, religion, and gender, this work analyses everyday practices of urban living in Guadalajara, Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork over a ten-year period, Velentina Napolitano paints a vibrant picture of daily life in a low-income neighbourhood of Guadalajara.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Napolitano, Valentina
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
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Table of Contents:
  • Internationalizing region, expanding city, neighborhoods in transition
  • Migration, space, and belonging
  • Religious discourses and the politics of modernity
  • Medical pluralism: medicina popular and medicina alternativa
  • Becoming a mujercita: rituals, fiestas, and religious discourses
  • Neither married, widowed, single, or divorced: gender negotiation, compliance, and resistance.