THE BODY AS A TEXT AND EXPERIMENTAL AXIS OF PAIN. THE NARRRATIVES OF HARSHNESS AMONG TSOTSILES IN SAN JUAN CHAMULA

THE BODY AS A TEXT AND EXPERIMENTAL AXIS OF PAIN. THE NARRRATIVES OF HARSHNESS AMONG TSOTSILES IN SAN JUAN CHAMULA

EL CUERPO COMO TEXTO Y EJE VIVENCIAL DEL DOLOR. LAS NARRATIVAS DEL PADECIMIENTO ENTRE LOS TSOTSILES DE SAN JUAN CHAMULA

During the 1990, the causes of death among the Chamula population in Chiapas were documented: swelling, heart cooling, chronical seizure, difficult menstruation, potslom and disorders were, among others, the nosologies registered in death certificates. What lay hidden behind these ways of falling ill and dying? In The Body as a Text and Experimental Axis of Pain, Enrique Eroza shows us how the meaning of falling ill, dying and caring for oneself has changed among this population, deepening into the complexity of the current suffering of these people, through an extraordinarily rich narrative. This is an essential book for those interested in the meanings that people give to illness.