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Traditional medicine and women healers in Trinidad : postnatal health care

Mahabir, Kumar

ISBN 10: 9769504963 / ISBN 13: 9789769504967
Published by Chakra Publishing House, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago, 2012
Condition: Very fine Soft cover
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Small quarto in pale yellow, color illus glossy wraps; 212 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-204). Very scarce book. We find no other online listings at time of cataloging. An abridged version of Dr. Kumar's PhD thesis, 1997. || Traditional medicine -- Trinidad and Tobago. Postnatal care -- Trinidad and Tobago. Women healers -- Trinidad and Tobago. Massage -- Trinidad and Tobago. Medicine, Traditional. Postnatal Care. Massage. Women's Health -- ethnology. Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice -- ethnology. Massage. Postnatal care. Traditional medicine. Women healers. Trinidad and Tobago -- ethnology. Trinidad and Tobago. Very fine with very faint edge-wear. Tiny dimple to top margin of first few pages. Bookseller Inventory # 85820

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Title: Traditional medicine and women healers in ...

Publisher: Chakra Publishing House, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very fine

Edition: First edition.

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SOFTCOVER. First Edition. 212 pages. This book discusses the relationship between traditional healers and modern healthcare practitioners in Trinidad and Tobago. It focuses on folk masseuses, and the new mothers and newborns they treat. The two medical systems are presented in the context of racial, ethnic, class and gender dynamics which give rise to issues of power and control. The study is located in the political-economic context of the Third World which has a history of dependency on foreign goods and services which has been rooted in the plantation economy.

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