Jamaican Folk Medicine

Jamaican Folk Medicine
Author: Arvilla Payne-Jackson,Mervyn C. Alleyne,Mervyn C.. Alleyne
Publsiher: University of West Indies Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2004
Genre: History
ISBN: 9766401233

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This pioneering work is multi-disciplinary in approach as it examines the rich folk medicine of Jamaican. The authors analyse the historical and linguistic aspects of folk medicine, based on their research, extensive fieldwork and interviews. They explore the sociological and ethnological dimensions of common healing practices and Jamaica's biodiversity, in both flora and in fauna. As is the case with other aspects of Jamaican traditional culture, Jamaican folk medicine is largely misunderstood and subject to negative pejorative attitudes. This comprehensive study challenges some of the myths and misinformation. Particular attention is paid to cultural transference from Africa and the use of herbals in African-Jamaican religions. The comprehensive book is of academic value to teachers, students and researchers, and can also aid practitioners and policy makers in the field of health and healing. The work has an appendix and glossary as well as a detailed bibliography.

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora Origins Experiences and Culture 3 volumes

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora  Origins  Experiences  and Culture  3 volumes
Author: Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1110
Release: 2008-07-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781851097050

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The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. • More than 500 A–Z entries • Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars • Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora

Caribbean Healing Traditions

Caribbean Healing Traditions
Author: Patsy Sutherland,Roy Moodley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-07-24
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781136920585

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Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for Health and Mental Health draws on the knowledge of prominent clinicians, scholars, and researchers of the Caribbean and the diaspora, exploring healing traditions in the context of health and mental health for the first time. Caribbean Healing Traditions is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, faculty, and practitioners in the fields of nursing, counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatry, social work, youth and community development, and medicine.

National Pride Places Volume 2

National Pride   Places  Volume 2
Author: Indiana Robinson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781387129348

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A Healing Grove

A Healing Grove
Author: Stephanie Rose Bird
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781569763292

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Exploring the practical uses, spiritual traditions, and historical aspects of trees in the heritage of African Americans, this therapeutic guide offers ways to rediscover and implement natural practices in 21st-century daily life. As diverse as a sacred wood, topics covered include everything from hunting, gathering, and processing to natural divination, animal omens, oracles, signs, and forest medicine for wellness and beauty. This instructional meditation teaches African, Caribbean, and African American traditions, symbols, rituals, ceremonies, and healing techniques for better health, beauty, and quality of life.

The Devil is Disorder

The Devil is Disorder
Author: Rebecca Lynch
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781789204889

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What role might the Devil have in health and illness? The Devil is Disorder explores constructions of the body, health, illness and wider misfortune in a Trinidadian village where evangelical Christianity is growing in popularity. Based on long-term ethnography and locating the village in historical and global context, the book takes a nuanced cosmological approach to situate evangelical Christian understandings as shaping and being shaped by their context and, in the process, shaping individuals themselves. As people move from local to global subjects, health here stretches beyond being a matter of individual bodies and is connected to worldwide flows and networks, spirit entities, and expansive moral orders.

Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge for the Modern Era

Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge for the Modern Era
Author: David R. Katerere,Wendy Applequist,Oluwaseyi M. Aboyade,Chamunorwa Togo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2019-09-05
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781351981798

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While there is talk of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, old and new challenges bedevil the world – climate change, nutrition, and health poverty being at the top of the list. In seeking solutions to these and other problems which afflict the modern era, it is worthwhile to look into our collective past, to the traditions and knowledges of our ancestors. Such knowledge continues to exist in many parts of the world, though now marginalized by homogenous, Eurocentric ontolology and epistemology. This book presents a compilation of reviews, case studies, and primary research attempting to locate the utility of traditional and Indigenous Knowledges in an increasingly complex world. It assembles chapter authors from across the world to tackle topics ranging from traditional knowledge-based innovations and commercialization, traditional medicine systems as practiced around the world, ethnoveterinary practices, and food innovation to traditional governance and leadership systems, among others. This book is an important resource for policymakers; scholars and researchers of cultural studies, leadership, governance, ethnobotany, anthropology, plant genetic resources and technology innovation; and readers interested in the history of knowledge and culture, as well as cultural activists and political scientists. Features: Unique combination of social science and anthropological aspects with natural science perspectives Includes summaries aimed at policymakers to immediately see what would be relevant to their work Combines case studies illuminating important lessons learned with reviews and primary data Multidisciplinary in the scope of the topics tackled and assemblage of contributors Global footprint with contributions from Africa, Europe, North America, Asia, and the West Indies David R. Katerere, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa Wendy Applequist, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri Oluwaseyi M. Aboyade, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa and Nutritica SA, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa Chamunorwa Togo, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, South Africa

Launching Global Health

Launching Global Health
Author: Steven Paul Palmer
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2010
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780472070893

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From the Rockefeller Foundation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. philanthropies have played a leading role in the evolution of international health. Launching Global Health is about the Rockefeller Foundation's very first initiative abroad. The foundation's flagship, the International Health Board, made its first call in British Guiana in March 1914 to experiment with its new "American Method" for the treatment of hookworm disease. Within months the agency was involved in ambitious hookworm programs in six Central American and Caribbean sites, its directors self-consciously choosing to test-run the prototype for their global project in the nearest and clearest domain of American imperial influence. This book examines the nature and evolution of those hookworm campaigns in British Guiana, Costa Rica, Trinidad, and Guatemala, as well as relevant evidence from Nicaragua and Panama. The study takes into account the late 19th-century backdrop and considers events through to about 1930 when most of the International Health Board hookworm campaigns had evolved into public health projects of a different nature. Dr. Steven Palmer is Canada Research Chair in the History of International Health at the University of Windsor and author of From Popular Medicine to Medical Populism: Doctors, Healers, and Public Power in Costa Rica, 1800-1940.

African Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry

African Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry
Author: Ras Michael Brown
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-08-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781107024090

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Examines perceptions of the natural world in ideas and practices of African-descended communities in South Carolina from the colonial period to the twentieth century.

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora
Author: Carole Boyce Davies
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1010
Release: 2008
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781851097005

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The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. * More than 500 A-Z entries * Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars * Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora

The Cultural Politics of Obeah

The Cultural Politics of Obeah
Author: Diana Paton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2015-08-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781107025653

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Study of the importance of debates about obeah, and state suppression of it, for Caribbean struggles about freedom and citizenship.

Rainforest Tourism Conservation and Management

Rainforest Tourism  Conservation and Management
Author: Bruce Prideaux
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2014-09-19
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781136201097

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Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. Rainforests are also attractive tourist spaces and where they have been used as a tourism resource they have generated significant income for local communities. However, not all use of rainforests as a tourism resource has been sustainable. This book argues that sustainability must be the foundation on which tourism use of this complex but ultimately fragile ecosystem is built upon. It provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, incorporating rainforest science, management and tourism issues. The book is organized into four sections commencing with 'Tourism in rainforest regions', followed by 'Threats to rainforest tourism' and 'The development and management of rainforest experiences', and finally 'Wildlife and rainforest tourism'. Each major rainforest region is covered, including the Amazon, Central America, Africa, Australia and south-east Asia, in the context of a specific issue. For example, rainforests in Papua New Guinea are examined in the context of community-based ecotourism development, while the rainforests in Borneo are discussed in an examination of wildlife issues. Other issues covered in this manner include governance, empowerment issues for rainforest peoples and climate change.

Diasporic Women s Writing of the Black Atlantic

Diasporic Women   s Writing of the Black Atlantic
Author: Emilia María Durán-Almarza,Esther Álvarez López
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-10-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781136656989

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This book brings together a complete set of approaches to works by female authors that articulate the black Atlantic in relation to the interplay of race, class, and gender. The chapters provide the grounds to (en)gender a more complex understanding of the scattered geographies of the African diaspora in the Atlantic basin. The variety of approaches displayed bears witness to the vitality of a field that, over the years, has become a diasporic formation itself as it incorporates critical insights and theoretical frameworks from multiple disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities, thus exposing the manifold character of (black) diasporic interconnections within and beyond the Atlantic. Focusing on a wide array of contemporary literary and performance texts by women writers and performers from diverse locations including the Caribbean, Canada, Africa, the US, and the UK, chapters visit genres such as performance art, the novel, science fiction, short stories, and music. For these purposes, the volume is organized around two significant dimensions of diasporas: on the one hand, the material—corporeal and spatial—locations where those displacements associated with travel and exile occur, and, on the other, the fluid environments and networks that connect distant places, cultures, and times. This collection explores the ways in which women of African descent shape the cultures and histories in the modern, colonial, and postcolonial Atlantic worlds.

Creole Religions of the Caribbean Third Edition

Creole Religions of the Caribbean  Third Edition
Author: Margarite Fernández Olmos,Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-08-23
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781479803538

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An updated introduction to the religions developed in the Caribbean region Creole Religions of the Caribbean offers a comprehensive introduction to the overlapping religions that have developed as a result of the creolization process. Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious and healing traditions and the remnants of Amerindian practices, to fashion new systems of belief. From Vodou, Santería, Regla de Palo, the Abakuá Secret Society, and Obeah to Quimbois and Espiritismo, the volume traces the historical–cultural origins of the major Creole religions, as well as the newer traditions such as Rastafari. This third edition updates the scholarship by featuring new critical approaches that have been brought to bear on the study of religion, such as queer studies, environmental studies, and diasporic studies. The third edition also expands the regional considerations of the diaspora to the US Latinx communities that are influenced by Creole spiritual practices, taking into account the increased significance of material culture?art, music, literature, and healing practices influenced by Creole religions.

Chosen People

Chosen People
Author: Jacob S. Dorman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-12-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780199986576

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Named Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE Winnter of the Wesley-Logan Prize of the American Historical Association Winner of the Byron Caldwell Smith Book Prize Winner of the 2014 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions Jacob S. Dorman offers new insights into the rise of Black Israelite religions in America, faiths ranging from Judaism to Islam to Rastafarianism all of which believe that the ancient Hebrew Israelites were Black and that contemporary African Americans are their descendants. Dorman traces the influence of Israelite practices and philosophies in the Holiness Christianity movement of the 1890s and the emergence of the Pentecostal movement in 1906. An examination of Black interactions with white Jews under slavery shows that the original impetus for Christian Israelite movements was not a desire to practice Judaism but rather a studied attempt to recreate the early Christian church, following the strictures of the Hebrew Scriptures. A second wave of Black Israelite synagogues arose during the Great Migration of African Americans and West Indians to cities in the North. One of the most fascinating of the Black Israelite pioneers was Arnold Josiah Ford, a Barbadian musician who moved to Harlem, joined Marcus Garvey's Black Nationalist movement, started his own synagogue, and led African Americans to resettle in Ethiopia in 1930. The effort failed, but the Black Israelite theology had captured the imagination of settlers who returned to Jamaica and transmitted it to Leonard Howell, one of the founders of Rastafarianism and himself a member of Harlem's religious subculture. After Ford's resettlement effort, the Black Israelite movement was carried forward in the U.S. by several Harlem rabbis, including Wentworth Arthur Matthew, another West Indian, who creatively combined elements of Judaism, Pentecostalism, Freemasonry, the British Anglo-Israelite movement, Afro-Caribbean faiths, and occult kabbalah. Drawing on interviews, newspapers, and a wealth of hitherto untapped archival sources, Dorman provides a vivid portrait of Black Israelites, showing them to be a transnational movement that fought racism and its erasure of people of color from European-derived religions. Chosen People argues for a new way of understanding cultural formation, not in terms of genealogical metaphors of "survivals," or syncretism, but rather as a "polycultural" cutting and pasting from a transnational array of ideas, books, rituals, and social networks.