Curanderismo
Mexican American Folk Healing

Robert T. Trotter II and Juan Antonio Chavira
With a foreword by Luís D. León

Second Edition


Description
The practice of curanderismo, or Mexican American folk medicine, is part of a historically and culturally important health care system deeply rooted in native Mexican healing techniques. This is the first book to describe the practice from an insider's point of view, based on the authors' three-year apprenticeships with curanderos (healers).

Robert T. Trotter and Juan Antonio Chavira present an intimate view of not only how curanderismo is practiced but also how it is learned and passed on as a healing tradition. By providing a better understanding of why curanderos continue to be in demand despite the lifesaving capabilities of modern medicine, this text will serve as an indispensable resource to health professionals who work within Mexican American communities, to students of transcultural medicine, and to urban ethnologists and medical anthropologists.

Page count: 232 pp.
Illustrated
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5

 



Paper
List price: $26.95
978-0-8203-1962-9
11/1/1997

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978-0-8203-4071-5
3/15/2011
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Robert T. Trotter II is Arizona Regents' Professor in the department of anthropology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Juan Antonio Chavira is Court Master for the Fourth Administrative Judicial Region in San Antonio.