Title

The Health of the Rurality: The Encuesta de Folklore and Popular Healing Practices in Tucumán, 1921

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-9-2017

Publication Title

Bulletin of Latin American Research

Volume

38

Issue

1

First page number:

5

Last page number:

18

Abstract

This article examines healing practices among the rural inhabitants of Tucumán in the opening quarter of the twentieth century through a reading of the 1921 National Folklore Survey. It argues that popular medical practices, referred to as curanderismos (popular healing), continued into the twentieth century not only as cultural practice of the popular classes but as necessity due to limited investments in public health in the rural regions on the part of the national and provincial government.

Keywords

Healing practices; Rural regions; Tucamán; Medical practices; Popular healing; Public health

Disciplines

International Public Health | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health | Rural Sociology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

Language

English

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