Tarahumara Medicine: Ethnobotany and Healing among the Rarámuri of Mexico (Recovering Languages & Literacies of the Americas)
Tarahumara Medicine: Ethnobotany and Healing among the Rarámuri of Mexico (Recovering Languages & Literacies of the Americas) by University of Oklahoma Press at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The Tarahumara, one of North America’s oldest surviving aboriginal groups, call themselves Rarámuri, meaning “nimble feet”—and though they
The Tarahumara, one of North America’s oldest surviving aboriginal groups, call themselves Rarámuri, meaning “nimble feet”—and though they live in relative isolation in Chihuahua, Mexico, their agility in long-distance running is famous worldwide. Tarahumara Medicine is the first in-depth look into the culture that sustains the “great runners.” Having spent a decade in Tarahumara communities, initially as a medical student and eventually as a physician and cultural observer, author Fructuoso Irigoyen-Rascón is uniquely qualified as a guide to the Rarámuri’s approach to medicine and healing.
In developing their healing practices, the Tarahumaras interlaced religious lore, magic, and careful observations of nature. Irigoyen-Rascón thoroughly situates readers in the Rarámuri’s environment, describing not only their health and nutrition but also the mountains and rivers surrounding them and key aspects of their culture, from long-distance kick-ball races to corn beer celebrations and religious dances. He describes the Tarahumaras’ curing ceremonies, including their ritual use of peyote, and provides a comprehensive description of Tarahumara traditional herbal remedies, including their botanical characteristics, attributed effects, and uses.
To show what these practices—and the underlying concepts of health and disease—might mean to the Rarámuri and to the observer, Irigoyen-Rascón explores his subject from both an outsider and an insider (indigenous) perspective. Through his balanced approach, Irigoyen-Rascón brings to light relationships between the Rarámuri healing system and conventional medicine, and adds significantly to our knowledge of indigenous American therapeutic practices.
As the most complete account of Tarahumara culture ever written, Tarahumara Medicine grants readers access to a world rarely seen—at once richly different from and inextricably connected with the ideas and practices of Western medicine.
|Manufacturer:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Publisher:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Studio:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Item Weight:||0 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.88 x 9 x 9 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.2 pounds|
|Package Size:||6 x 1 x 1 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by University of Oklahoma Press, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
ean: 9780415741378, isbn: 0415741378,
This collection provides an overview of some of the most relevant concepts in the study of the language of inclusion and exclusion, specifically with a view to the functioning of nation-state categories. Categorizations, words, and phrases are consta...
ean: 9780415363082, isbn: 041536308X,
The Language and Sexuality Reader is the first of its kind to bring together material from the fields of anthropology, communication studies, linguistics, medicine and psychology in an examination of the role of sexuality in written and spoken langua...
By University of Arizona Press
ean: 9780816524723, isbn: 0816524726,
For more than a century, Mexican American journalists used their presses to voice socio-historical concerns and to represent themselves as a determinant group of communities in Nuevo México, a particularly resilient corner of the Chicano homeland. T...
By Oxford University Press
ean: 9780199321506, isbn: 0199321507,
In Imprisoned in English, Anna Wierzbicka argues that in the present English-dominated world, millions of people - including academics, lawyers, diplomats, and writers - can become "prisoners of English", unable to think outside English. In particula...
By Indiana University Press
ean: 9780253350572, isbn: 0253350573,
... the details of Saint-Martin’s argument contain a wealth of penetrating observations from which anyone with a serious interest in visual communication will profit." ―Journal of CommunicationSaint-Martin elucidates a syntax of visual language t...
By Brand: Psychology Press
ean: 9780805853193, isbn: 9780805853193,
This Handbook stands as the premier scholarly resource for Language and Social Interaction (LSI) subject matter and research, giving visibility and definition to this area of study and establishing a benchmark for the current state of scholarship. ...
mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780415172660, isbn: 0415172667,
An innovative text which adopts the tools of cultural studies to provide a fresh approach to the study of Chinese language, culture and society. The book tackles areas such as grammar, language, gender, popular culture, film and the Chinese diaspora ...
By Orpen Press
ean: 9781786050410, isbn: 9781786050410,
The aim of this book is to promote the Irish Language outside Ireland in a popular and engaging way, to get more people interested in and aware of this important aspect of Irish culture often overlooked by the tourism industry....
By Brand: Oxford University Press, USA
mpn: 11 maps, ean: 9780195124286, isbn: 0195124286,
This volume presents a comprehensive introduction to the connection between language and ethnicity. Since the "ethnic revival" of the last twenty years, there has been a substantial and interdisciplinary change in our understanding of the connection ...
By Clarendon Press
ean: 9780198235750, isbn: 0198235755,
This study examines the simultaneous acquisition of Norwegian and English by two first-born children each with one American and one Norwegian parent. Lanza investigates the issue of language mixing in relation to language dominance and the child's di...