Jamaican Folk Medicine: A Source of Healing
$9.99

Jamaican Folk Medicine: A Source of Healing

By Arvilla Payne-Jackson, Mervyn C. Alleyne
US$ 9.99
Book Description

This book provides a description and analysis of folk medicine in Jamaica, outlining and analysing all the constituent parts. Each part is the subject of a separate chapter. Other chapters set out the historical, social and cultural context of folk medicine practice, which is essential for an understanding of this practice. The book answers questions about the nature of folk medicine in Jamaica, its historical tributaries and its relationship and interaction with other cultural systems, such as religion and language.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Social Historical Context: Slavery and Its Aftermath
  • 2. The Ethnic Dimension
  • 3. African and African-Jamaican Religions
  • 4. Aetiology and Illness
  • 5. Folk Medical Practitioners
  • 6. Treatments and Health Care
  • 7. The Nature of Healing Herbs
  • 8. Conclusion
  • Appendix: Drugstore Medicines
  • Notes
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 7
    • Glossary
  • References
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