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Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine MenLiving in Urban Mexico$
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Valentina Napolitano

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520233188

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520233188.001.0001

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Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men

Valentina Napolitano

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on the political narrative of identity, language representations, and embodied experience in Mexico. It discusses the relation between modernity and urbanization in Mexico and suggests that modernity has also been a hegemonic national project of normative citizenship. It argues that the move to commodify medicine, pluralize health choices, and the turn to natural and alternative medicine translates through this low-income neighborhood as an interpretative struggle between faith and scientific knowledge.

Keywords:   identity, language representations, embodied experience, Mexico, modernity, urbanization, alternative medicine, low-income neighborhood, normative citizenship, faith

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