Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. to Anahuac (Paperback)
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Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. to Anahuac (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 30/01/2012
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Arguing that the medicine traditions of Mesoamerican women constitute a hemispheric intellectual lineage that continues to thrive despite the legacy of colonization, the author asserts that indigenous and mestiza women healers are custodians of a knowledge base that remains virtually uncharted.

Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816529421
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An engaging and accessible addition to the scholarship on Mesoamerican women, examining various historical moments from the pre-Columbian period to the present."--Bulletin of Latin American Research

"This engaging book grabbed me from the first to the last page. Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica is a brilliant achievement in interdisciplinary research that traces a clear line of indigenous discourses of knowledge in which individual, collective and ecological well-being are interconnected and must be diagnosed and treated together. This book is a significant and heartfelt contribution to women's and gender studies, Latin American studies, Chicana/o and Borderlands studies, as well as emerging intercultural dialogues on medicine and healing."--Analisa Taylor, author of Indigeneity in the Mexican Cultural Imagination: Thresholds of Belonging

"Martinez-Cruz inscribes herself as one of the many women, like those inspiring examples in her book, who not only possess valuable knowledge, but who serve as one of the guardians of it."--Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources

"Martinez-Cruz has written a captivating personal narrative that intertwines with the historical account of the ways Mesoamerican women healers played a role during childbirth and helped cure the sick. The resulting story is an engaging read for those intrigued by indigenous healing practices, medicine, and spirituality."--International Planned Parenthood Federation-Western Hemisphere Region

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