Curanderismo

Mexican American Folk Healing

Robert T. Trotter and Juan Antonio Chavira

Foreword by Luís D. León

Title Details

Pages: 232

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 11/01/1997

ISBN: 9-780-8203-1962-9

List Price: $26.95

Curanderismo

Mexican American Folk Healing

Robert T. Trotter and Juan Antonio Chavira

Foreword by Luís D. León

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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.

About the Author/Editor

Robert T. Trotter II (Author)
ROBERT T. TROTTER II is Arizona Regents' Professor in the department of anthropology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Juan Antonio Chavira (Author)
JUAN ANTONIO CHAVIRA is Court Master for the Fourth Administrative Judicial Region in San Antonio.