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Alive and Well: Generating Alternatives to Biomedical Health Care by Mixtec Migrant Families in California

Author: Bade, Bonnie
Date Published: 2004

This is Chapter 8 of the book Indigenous Mexican Migrants in the U.S. (pg. 205). For Mixtec families living in California, economic and social barriers act to limit access to and use of clinical health care. Expensive biomedical treatments, lack of health insurance, language barriers, transportation problems, and cultural differences concerning illness causation and treatment combine to marginalize Mixtec families from the mainstream biomedical health care culture. This study examines ways that Mixtec families generate alternatives to clinical health care to meet their health care needs and the conditions under which such a practice is necessary.

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Number of Pages: 43