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Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

Valentina Napolitano


This book explores issues of migration, medicine, religion, and gender in this analysis of everyday practices of urban living in Guadalajara, Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork over a ten-year period, it paints a picture of daily life in a low-income neighborhood of Guadalajara. The book 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.

Keywords: migration, medicine, religion, gender, Guadalajara, Mexico, low-income neighborhood, selfhood, subjectivity, community identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520233188
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520233188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valentina Napolitano, author