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This study examines the politics of postcolonial state-building through the lens of disease and public health policy in order to trace how indigenous groups on the periphery of power and geography helped shape the political practices and institutions of modern Mexico. Placing Yucatán at the center of an international labor force, global economics (due to the henequen boom), and a modernizing medical establishment, Heather McCrea incorporates the region into a larger discussion about socioeconomic change and the pervasive role that health care, or lack thereof, plays in human society.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. 1. Introduction: Region, Ethnography, and Medicine in Yucat
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. The Politics of Prevention: The Maya, Smallpox, and Vaccination Campaigns
  2. pp. 21-58
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  1. 3. On Sacred Ground: Cholera, Burial Rites, and Cemetery Management
  2. pp. 59-94
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  1. 4. Cholera and the Caste War: Civilizing Campaigns and Disease Prevention
  2. pp. 95-132
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  1. 5. Modernizing the Periphery: Henequen, the Caste War, and Yellow Fever
  2. pp. 133-161
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  1. 6. Disease Prevention, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Revolution in Yucat
  2. pp. 163-190
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  1. Conclusion: Outsiders, Disease, and Public Health in Modern Yucat
  2. pp. 191-200
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  1. Afterword: H1N1 and the Legacy of Uncertainty
  2. pp. 201-206
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 207-250
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 251-277
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  1. Index [Includes Back Cover]
  2. pp. 279-288
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826348999
Related ISBN
9780826348982
MARC Record
OCLC
757917119
Pages
310
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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