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Author Napolitano, Valentina.

Title Migration, mujercitas, and medicine men [electronic resource] : living in urban Mexico / Valentina Napolitano.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-235) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Indians of Mexico -- Urban residence -- Mexico -- Guadalajara.
Rural-urban migration -- Mexico -- Guadalajara.
Guadalajara (Mexico) -- Social conditions.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520928473
0520233182 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520233190 (paper : alk. paper)