Mesoamerican healers

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Mesoamerican healers

edited by Brad R. Huber and Alan R. Sandstrom

University of Texas Press, 2001

  • : cloth
  • : pbk

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注記

bibliography: p. 335-383

Includes index

内容説明・目次

巻冊次

: cloth ISBN 9780292734548

内容説明

Healing practices in Mesoamerica span a wide range, from traditional folk medicine with roots reaching back into the pre-Hispanic era to westernised biomedicine. These sometimes co-operating, sometimes competing practices have attracted attention from researchers and the public alike, as interest in alternative medicine and holistic healing continues to grow. Responding to this interest, the essays in this book offer a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey of Mesoamerican healers and medical practices in Mexico and Guatemala. The first two essays describe the work of pre-Hispanic and colonial healers and show how their roles changed over time. The remaining essays look at contemporary healers, including bonesetters, curers, midwives, nurses, physicians, social workers, and spiritualists. Using a variety of theoretical approaches, the authors examine such topics as the intersection of gender and curing, the recruitment of healers and their training, healers' compensation and workload, types of illnesses treated and recommended treatments, conceptual models used in diagnosis and treatment, and the relationships among healers and between indigenous healers and medical and political authorities. Brad R. Huber is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the College of Charleston. Alan R. Sandstrom is Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

目次

  • Foreword - Bernard Ortiz de Montellano
  • Introduction - Brad R. Huber
  • Curers and Their Cures in Colonial New Spain and Guatemala - The Spanish Component - Luz Maria Hernandez, Saenz University of Western Ontario and George M. Foster University of California-Berkeley
  • Curanderismo in Mexico and Guatemala - Its Historical Evolution from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century - Carlos Viesca Trevino, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
  • Central and North Mexican Shamans - James W. Dow, Oakland University
  • A Comparative Analysis of Southern Mexican and Guatemalan Shamans - Frank J. Lipp, New York State Office of Children and Family Services
  • Mistress of Lo Espiritual - Kaja Finkler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Recruitment, Training, and Practice of Indigenous Midwives - From the Mexico-United States Border to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec - Brad R. Huber and Alan R. Sandstrom
  • Maya Midwives of Southern Mexico and Guatemala - Sheila Cosminsky, Rutgers University
  • Relations between Government Health Workers and Traditional Midwives in Guatemala - Elena Hurtado, Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America y Panama, Guatemala and Eugenia - Saenz de Tejada, Pan American Health Organization
  • Mesoamerican Bonesetters - Benjamin D. Paul, Stanford University and Clancy McMahon
  • Mexican Physicians, Nurses, and Social Workers - Margaret E. Harrison, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education
  • Mesoamerican Healers and Medical Anthropology - Summary and Concluding Remarks - Alan R. Sandstrom
  • Glossary
  • References Cited
  • Index
巻冊次

: pbk ISBN 9780292734562

内容説明

Healing practices in Mesoamerica span a wide range, from traditional folk medicine with roots reaching back into the prehispanic era to westernized biomedicine. These sometimes cooperating, sometimes competing practices have attracted attention from researchers and the public alike, as interest in alternative medicine and holistic healing continues to grow. Responding to this interest, the essays in this book offer a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey of Mesoamerican healers and medical practices in Mexico and Guatemala. The first two essays describe the work of prehispanic and colonial healers and show how their roles changed over time. The remaining essays look at contemporary healers, including bonesetters, curers, midwives, nurses, physicians, social workers, and spiritualists. Using a variety of theoretical approaches, the authors examine such topics as the intersection of gender and curing, the recruitment of healers and their training, healers' compensation and workload, types of illnesses treated and recommended treatments, conceptual models used in diagnosis and treatment, and the relationships among healers and between indigenous healers and medical and political authorities.

目次

Foreword Bernard Ortiz de MontellanoIntroduction Brad R. HuberCurers and Their Cures in Colonial New Spain and Guatemala: The Spanish Component Luz Maria Hernandez Saenz (University of Western Ontario) and George M. Foster (University of California-Berkeley)Curanderismo in Mexico and Guatemala: Its Historical Evolution from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century Carlos Viesca Trevino (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)Central and North Mexican Shamans James W. Dow (Oakland University)A Comparative Analysis of Southern Mexican and Guatemalan Shamans Frank J. Lipp (New York State Office of Children and Family Services)Mistress of Lo Espiritual Kaja Finkler (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)Recruitment, Training, and Practice of Indigenous Midwives: From the Mexico-United States Border to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Brad R. Huber and Alan R. SandstromMaya Midwives of Southern Mexico and Guatemala Sheila Cosminsky (Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey)Relations between Government Health Workers and Traditional Midwives in Guatemala Elena Hurtado (Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America y Panama, Guatemala) and Eugenia Saenz de Tejada (Pan American Health Organization)Mesoamerican Bonesetters Benjamin D. Paul (Stanford University) and Clancy McMahon (independent scholar, Arkansas)Mexican Physicians, Nurses, and Social Workers Margaret E. Harrison (Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, U.K.)Mesoamerican Healers and Medical Anthropology: Summary and Concluding Remarks Alan R. SandstromGlossaryReferences CitedIndex

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