Bonesetting and Radiography in the Southern Maya Highlands

@article{Hinojosa2004BonesettingAR,
  title={Bonesetting and Radiography in the Southern Maya Highlands},
  author={Servando Z Hinojosa},
  journal={Medical Anthropology},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={263 - 293}
}
Maya bonesetters and their clients have been affected by the entry of radiographic technology into highland Guatemala. Bonesetters rely on a form of embodied knowledge to perform their manual work, the kind of knowledge X-rays threaten to supersede. This article examines how Maya bonesetters are meeting this challenge to their legitimacy and how they are positioning themselves pragmatically within a world of changing biomedical resources and contested health knowledge. 
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