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Niño Fidencio

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the devotion to Niño Fidencio, the most prominent Mexican folk saint. It examines Fidencio’s biography in historical context; spiritism and channeling; curanderismo (folk ... More


Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Brett Hendrickson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mexican American folk and religious healing, often referred to as curanderismo, has been a vital part of life in the Mexico–U.S. border region for centuries. A hybrid tradition made up primarily of ... More


Conclusion

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book has explored how transcultural exchanges have occurred between Mexican American folk healers and Anglo American patients. It has also discussed the impact of Mexican American religious and ... More


Introduction

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book presents a transcultural and multiethnic history of curanderismo, the folk and religious healing arts and practices of Mexican Americans. It looks at the religious and cosmological ... More


Hybrid Healing in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the history of the peoples and settlement patterns of the U.S.–Mexico border region, with particular emphasis on both the religious history of the area and the colonial nature of ... More


Curanderismo in the United States

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the various practices of curanderismo in the United States. Drawing on historical and ethnographic accounts, it examines the customs and habits of Mexican American religious ... More


Channels of Healing

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the importance of metaphysical worldviews at play in the lives of multiethnic populations in both northern Mexico and the American Southwest. More specifically, it considers the ... More


Mexican American Healing and the American Spiritual Marketplace

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines New Age interest in curanderismo and Mexican American folk healing. It considers how the more “traditional” curanderos extend their practice to Anglo clients who almost always ... More


Reclaiming the Past and Redefining the Present

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the ways that contemporary curanderos as well as neo-shamans have endeavored to continue to “import” knowledge from Mesoamerica and South America. It shows that contemporary ... More


Curanderismo as Transcultural Religious Healing Tradition: Problems and Possibilities

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the ongoing hybridization of healthways in the U.S.–Mexico border region, with particular emphasis on Anglo American uses of Mexican American folk healing and similar ... More


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