Migration, Mujercitas and Medicine Men by Valentina Napolitano
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Migration, Mujercitas and Medicine Men
By Valentina Napolitano

Migration, Mujercitas and Medicine Men

Living in Urban Mexico

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Migration, Mujercitas and Medicine Men by Valentina Napolitano

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Valentina Napolitano explores issues of migration, medicine, religion, and gender in this incisive analysis of everyday practices of urban living in Guadalajara, Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork over a ten-year period, Napolitano paints a rich and vibrant picture of daily life in a low-income neighborhood of Guadalajara. "Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men" insightfully portrays the personal experiences of the neighborhood's residents while engaging with important questions about the nature of selfhood, subjectivity, and community identity as well as the tensions of modernity and its discontents in Mexican society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520233195
ISBN-10: 0520233190
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Valentina Napolitano

Valentina Napolitano is a Research Officer at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, and a Research Fellow at Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge.

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