Download PDF by Brett Hendrickson: Border Medicine: A Transcultural History of Mexican American

By Brett Hendrickson

ISBN-10: 1479834785

ISBN-13: 9781479834785

ISBN-10: 1479846325

ISBN-13: 9781479846320

Mexican
American folks and non secular therapeutic, sometimes called curanderismo, has been an essential component of existence within the Mexico-U.S.
border zone for hundreds of years. A hybrid culture made up essentially of indigenous
and Iberian Catholic pharmacopeias, rituals, and notions of the self, curanderismo treats the in poor health individual with
a number of therapeutic modalities together with natural treatments, intercessory prayer,
body therapeutic massage, and effort manipulation. Curanderos,
“healers,” include a holistic realizing of the sufferer, together with body,
soul, and community.

 

Border Medicine examines the ongoing
evolution of Mexican American spiritual therapeutic from the top of the nineteenth
century to the current. Illuminating the ways that curanderismo has had an impression not just at the overall healthiness and culture
of the borderlands but additionally a long way past, the ebook tracks its enlargement from Mexican
American groups to Anglo and multiethnic contexts. whereas many healers deal with Mexican and Mexican
American shoppers, an important variety of curanderos
have labored with sufferers from different ethnic teams to boot, specially those
involved in North American metaphysical religions like spiritualism, mesmerism,
New idea, New Age, and energy-based substitute medications. Hendrickson
explores this aspect of touch as an event of transcultural exchange.

 

Drawing
on historic records, colonial-era scientific texts and bills, early
ethnographies of the quarter, newspaper articles, memoirs, and contemporary
healing guidebooks in addition to interviews with modern healers, Border Medicine demonstrates the notable
and ongoing effect of Mexican americans on cultural and spiritual practices
in the USA, particularly within the American West.

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MexicanAmerican folks and non secular therapeutic, also known as curanderismo, has been an essential component of lifestyles within the Mexico-U. S. border area for hundreds of years. A hybrid culture made up basically of indigenousand Iberian Catholic pharmacopeias, rituals, and notions of the self, curanderismo treats the unwell individual witha number of therapeutic modalities together with natural treatments, intercessory prayer,body therapeutic massage, and effort manipulation.

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