This book combines a positivist analysis of how Spiritualist cures heal with the experiential aspects of the healing process. This is done by providing patients' perceptions and narratives of their sickness and its alleviation. Thus, the book provides "thick description" as well as a scientific analysis of Spiritualist beliefs and practices. By so doing, Spiritualist understandings are translated into our western comprehensions of the healing process, using physiological, psychological, cultural and sociological paradigms.
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Finkler has done a fine job of portraying this many-sided social reality, taking us on a fascinating journey of various states of illness, health, and faith in a local Mexican setting. Contemporary Sociology A richly documented case study of client complaints, treatment procedures, and outcomes in an alternative healing system--Spiritualism as practiced in a southern region of Hidalgo State, Mexico. American AnthropologistFrom the Publisher:
There has been a surge of interest in alternative healing in the United States as evidenced by the National Institutes of Health's opening the Office of Alternative Medicine in 1993 to promote studies of alternative medical practices and their efficacy. Sheffield is pleased to offer this text for adoption consideration in courses at the college level in medical anthropology.
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Book Description 1985. Mesoamerica. Praeger Special Studies, Praeger Scientific/Bergin and Garbey Publishers, Inc. 256p., ex-library good boards, no jacket. Wear at head and tail of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 25513940
Book Description Praeger, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. No folds or marks; bright, fresh copy. Spiritual healers of Hidalgo, Mexico, their techniques and results in healing terminal illness. Bookseller Inventory # 115021
Book Description Praeger, New York, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Vg. First Ediiton. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 256 pages. Gold binding with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Spiine cocked a little. Photos of book on request. Remainder. Bookseller Inventory # 004673
Book Description Praeger Publishers Inc, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-198-32-4919004
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Book Description Praeger-Bergin & Garvey Publishers Inc., New York, NY, 1985. First edition. Hardcover, large 8vo, xii + 256pp. Yellow textured cloth w/ gilt lettering to spine and cover and decorative emblem to cover. Tables, figures, index, glossary, bibliography, notes, and appendices. A detailed medical-anthropological study of traditional Mexican Spiritualist healers. Upper corners bumped, light rubbing to edges, otherwise a tight, bright VG+ copy. (no dust jacket called for). Bookseller Inventory # 22156