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Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men

Living in Urban Mexico

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.
University of California Press; December 2002
257 pages; ISBN 9780520928473
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Title: Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men
Author: Valentina Napolitano