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By Elizabeth De La Portilla

Curanderas—traditional healers in Mexican culture—bridge the gaps among a number of planes of existence—spiritual and fabric, glossy and pre-modern—dispensing medicinal herbs, prayers, and guide. Elizabeth de los angeles Portilla writes of the area and practices of San Antonio curanderas. As a pupil, an ethnographer, and a curandera in education, her parallel views uniquely relief readers in realizing this subordinated tradition. Retelling the tales quite a few healers have shared, analyzing their solutions to her probing questions, and describing the herbs and recipes they use of their arts, the writer vividly illuminates the borderland context of San Antonio. students and readers of anthropology, sociology, Chicana and Chicano experiences, and women's reports will appreciate the numerous layers of that means and alertness in They All wish Magic.

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