Jamaican Folk Medicine

Jamaican Folk Medicine
Author: Arvilla Payne-Jackson,Mervyn C. Alleyne
Publsiher: University of West Indies Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9789766401238
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jamaican Folk Medicine Book Excerpt:

This pioneering work is multi-disciplinary in approach as it examines the rich folk medicine of Jamaica. Payne-Jackson and Alleyne analyse the historical and linguistic aspects of folk medicine, based on their research, which included extensive fieldwork and interviews. They explore the sociological and ethnological dimensions of common healing and health-preserving practices which rely on Jamaica's rich biodiversity in medicinal and nutritional flora. As is the case with other aspects of Jamaican traditional culture, Jamaican folk medicine is largely misunderstood and subject to negative pejorative attitudes. This comprehensively study challenges some of the myths and misinformation. Particular attention is paid to cultural transference from Africa and the use of herbs in African-Jamaican religions. The work has an appendix and a 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
ISBN: 1851097058
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora Origins Experiences and Culture 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

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,Barry Chevannes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN: 1136920587
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caribbean Healing Traditions Book Excerpt:

As Caribbean communities become more international, clinicians and scholars must develop new paradigms for understanding treatment preferences and perceptions of illness. Despite evidence supporting the need for culturally appropriate care and the integration of traditional healing practices into conventional health and mental health care systems, it is unclear how such integration would function since little is known about the therapeutic interventions of Caribbean healing traditions. Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for Health and Mental Health fills this gap. Drawing on the knowledge of prominent clinicians, scholars, and researchers of the Caribbean and the diaspora, these healing traditions are explored in the context of health and mental health for the first time, making Caribbean Healing Traditions 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.

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: 266
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN: 1351981781
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge for the Modern Era Book Excerpt:

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

Teaching Religion and Healing

Teaching Religion and Healing
Author: Linda L. Barnes,In?s M. Talamantez
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2006-10-12
ISBN: 9780199727377
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Religion and Healing Book Excerpt:

The study of medicine and healing traditions is well developed in the discipline of anthropology. Most religious studies scholars, however, continue to assume that "medicine" and "biomedicine" are one and the same and that when religion and medicine are mentioned together, the reference is necessarily either to faith healing or bioethics. Scholars of religion also have tended to assume that religious healing refers to the practices of only a few groups, such as Christian Scientists and pentecostals. Most are now aware of the work of physicians who attempt to demonstrate positive health outcomes in relation to religious practice, but few seem to realize the myriad ways in which healing pervades virtually all religious systems. This volume is designed to help instructors incorporate discussion of healing into their courses and to encourage the development of courses focused on religion and healing. It brings together essays by leading experts in a range of disciplines and addresses the role of healing in many different religious traditions and cultural communities. An invaluable resource for faculty in anthropology, religious studies, American studies, sociology, and ethnic studies, it also addresses the needs of educators training physicians, health care professionals, and chaplains, particularly in relation to what is referred to as "cultural competence" - the ability to work with multicultural and religiously diverse patient populations.

Sufism as Lorna Goodison s Alternative Poetic Path to Hope and Healing

Sufism as Lorna Goodison   s Alternative Poetic Path to Hope and Healing
Author: Brenda Domínguez-Rosado
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 1527519430
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sufism as Lorna Goodison s Alternative Poetic Path to Hope and Healing Book Excerpt:

Jamaican Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison searches for answers for herself and other Caribbean-based descendants of enslaved Africans by examining and presenting different spiritualities in her poetry in the hope of providing alternatives to the psyche in need of healing after the traumatic events of the infamous transatlantic Middle Passage. The inclusion of Sufism in her poetry seems to have a dual purpose, in that it offers a “new” creative angle and a sincere belief in its power to provide relief from personal anguish. The fact that Sufism is similar to Jamaican-based religions works in its favor. Can Jamaicans, who are Goodison’s primary subject, really relate to its message? She does not underestimate her audience’s capacity for change or their willingness to accept the ideas of Sufism. Her role as facilitator is not a secret; she is openly promoting her ideas and her belief that healing is possible. This book is divided into three chapters. In Chapter One, a brief history of slavery in the Caribbean region with a focus on Jamaica is presented. The second chapter explicitly focuses on Lorna Goodison and her use of the written word to reveal her feelings about her ancestors’ (and her own) traumatic past. It also defines Sufism, includes some examples of Sufi poems, and shows what aspects of Sufism resonate with Jamaican Revivalism and Rastafarianism. The final chapter first makes reference to how Sufi elements have been used by other writers such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Thomas Merton, and Doris Lessing, and then illustrates how, contrary to these others, Goodison is the only one to apply Sufi ideals to a Caribbean context, thus falling into her own creative category, that of a new Caribbean literary canon.

Traditional Food Knowledge New Wine Into Old Wineskins

Traditional Food Knowledge  New Wine Into Old Wineskins
Author: Andrea Pieroni,Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco,Ina Vandebroek
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN: 288971831X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Food Knowledge New Wine Into Old Wineskins Book Excerpt:

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia 4 volumes

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia  4 volumes
Author: Ken Albala
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1434
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN: 0313376271
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive reference work introduces food culture from more than 150 countries and cultures around the world—including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places. • Entries covering over 150 countries and cultures from around the world • More than 100 expert contributors • Vignettes • An index that facilitates cross-cultural comparison

Afro Caribbean Folk Medicine

Afro Caribbean Folk Medicine
Author: Michel S. Laguerre
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afro Caribbean Folk Medicine Book Excerpt:

National Pride People Volume 1

National Pride   People  Volume 1
Author: Indiana Robinson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017-07-17
ISBN: 1387129333
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Pride People Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

People (Volume 1) Jamaican topics covered in the book include our slave fore-fathers, our national heroes, our political and religious leaders, our educators, our youths, our nurses and doctors, our lawyers, our journalists and authors, our beauty queens, our talented athletes, our vendors, and our Jamericans and JAGlobians. Naturally, our multi-talented brothers and sisters are saluted including those still here and those who have since departed to the great beyond. So dear readers, enjoy the mind "triggers" and heart-wrenching "diggers" you will find in this book honouring the 55th year of celebrating Jamaica's independence and the tantalizing trip down memory lane with this unofficial reference/resource guide by your side.

National Pride Things Volume 3

National Pride   Things  Volume 3
Author: Indiana Robinson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN: 1387129309
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Pride Things Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

Jamaica, 55th Anniversary of Independence, Jamaican Things, History, Recollection

National Pride Places Volume 2

National Pride   Places  Volume 2
Author: Indiana Robinson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN: 1387129341
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Pride Places Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Places (Volume 2) Jamaican vary from our beautiful and treasured landscapes, from our rivers, our mountain ranges, our beaches, our birds, our creepy crawlies, our neighbourhoods, our highways, lanes, and gullies; our schools, our hotels, our sugar plantations, our banks, our bars, restaurants, and cold supper shops; our churches, our funeral parlours, our prisons, and much more. Naturally, our multi-talented brothers and sisters are saluted including those still here and those who have since departed to the great beyond. So dear readers, enjoy the mind "triggers" and heart-wrenching "diggers" you will find in this book honouring the 55th year of celebrating Jamaica's independence and the tantalizing trip down memory lane with this unofficial reference/resource guide by your side.

Diaspora Pride People Places and Things V4

Diaspora Pride   People  Places  and Things  V4
Author: Indiana Robinson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN: 138713616X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diaspora Pride People Places and Things V4 Book Excerpt:

As a nation, we should preserve our social memory by honoring those who paved the way for us to exist, recognizing those who etched their indelible mark on our lives, and remembering those who went to the great beyond before us as expressed in the Salute to the Dearly Departed segment (People); our regions, areas, and territories; our locales, hotspots, and hangouts and places we love to visit and events we constantly attend in (Places), and the happenings and the things that we cherish to death - items, commodities, artifacts, and products (Things). So dear readers, enjoy the mind "triggers" and heart-wrenching "diggers" you will find in this book honouring the 55th year of celebrating Jamaica's independence and the tantalizing trip down memory lane with this unofficial reference/resource guide by your side. You will recollect who is who (people), where is where (places), and what is what (things) in both the Jamaican and the Diaspora/Global context.

Slavery Childhood and Abolition in Jamaica 1788 1838

Slavery  Childhood  and Abolition in Jamaica  1788 1838
Author: Colleen A. Vasconcellos
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0820348023
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slavery Childhood and Abolition in Jamaica 1788 1838 Book Excerpt:

"This project examines childhood and slavery in Jamaica from 1750, when abolitionist sentiment began to take hold in England, to 1838, when slavery finally ended on the island. By focusing specifically on the changing nature of slave childhood in Jamaica, Vasconcellos examines how childhood and slavery influenced and changed each other throughout this period of study, with the abolitionist movement standing as the main catalyst for change. With each chapter focusing on a different aspect of the slave experience, this monograph explores a childhood that was defined by planter opinion and manipulation, but one that was increasingly affected by the complex processes of slavery, abolition, and eventually emancipation. In doing so, this study reveals a great deal about slave family and childhood from the inside, shining new light on the experiences of slave children and slave families in Jamaica"--Provided by publisher.

Field Hollers And Freedom Songs The Anthology

Field Hollers And Freedom Songs  The Anthology
Author: C. Sade Turnipseed
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1648895824
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Hollers And Freedom Songs The Anthology Book Excerpt:

Taking place annually in “the most southern place on earth,” aka, the “Cotton Kingdom,” the Sweat Equity Investment in the Cotton Kingdom Symposium offers a platform to honor, celebrate, and recognize the legacy of the African Americans who labored in the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. The symposium intends to trigger discussions and provide a space where the histories and contributions of those Americans can be heard and learned from. Born in the antebellum south, the “soul of America” came to be through the tearful occupation of planting, chopping, picking and ginning cotton, where it was then brined within a system of enslavement, sharecropping and international trade that in so many ways provided America its “greatness.” Carefully compiled from works presented at the symposia, this anthology looks to expose the tortured “cotton-pickin’ spirit” embedded in America’s soul. A spirit that is rendered in song, chants, spoken word and field hollers, and revealed in this volume through the selected articles, lyric poetry, proverbs, speeches, slave narratives and workshop proposals. The rich and varied content of this book reflects the uniqueness of not only the Mississippi Delta but also the histories of those who lived and worked there.

West Winds

West Winds
Author: Riaz Phillips
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2022-06-02
ISBN: 0241596874
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West Winds Book Excerpt:

A beautiful cookbook that celebrates the wonderfully diverse flavours in Caribbean cooking with over 100 riveting recipes to try. Introducing West Winds - the most-talked about cookbook of 2022 and a joyous celebration of Caribbean cooking, with a special focus on the sensational flavours of Jamaican cuisine. Winner of the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2022, the all-encompassing Caribbean cookbook West Winds introduces everyone, everywhere to the enriching and mouth-watering flavours that Jamaica has to offer. Growing up in London and now living in Berlin, food writer Riaz Phillips is passionate about celebrating the familiar Caribbean food of his childhood while also demystifying new and unknown ingredients for home cooks from around the globe. With 120 traditional and delicious dishes that draw on Riaz's personal memories, West Winds is so much more than a showcase of Jamaican cooking, it is also rooted in the exploration of the island's heritage and culture. Featuring colourful and sun-drenched imagery, and easy-to-follow instructions, the versatility of Jamaican cuisine is apparent. Riaz blends authentic Jamaican ingredients and dishes with popular trends - discover recipes for nose-to-tail and vegan cooking. Why not also recreate popular takeaway food, Oxtail and Butterbean, or feel as though you're on the beach with a Langoustine Soup. This cookbook has everything - main meals, sauces, soups, juices and preserves, bakes and desserts. Explore the riveting recipes of this colourful cookbook to find: -A varied collection of 100 Caribbean easy-to-follow recipes written by Riaz Phillips -Captivating recipe and travel photography -Feature essays which capture the history and culture of the food Did you know that there has been growing interest in Caribbean food worldwide, with the highest number of searches taking place in Australia, India, Western Europe, and the US. There has also been a strong rise in Caribbean cooking in the UK, which has remained a popular search over the last year. Whilst there are not many Caribbean cookbooks on the market, especially those that include vegan food, baking, and zero-waste dishes, West Winds successfully taps into fashionable food trends such as fakeaways, veganism and baking. So whether you seek connection with your heritage,or you're simply looking to expand your culinary repertoire, take a trip to Jamaica with West Winds, proving the ideal cookbook for those with an interest in Caribbean flavours, cooking and culture, or doubling up as the perfect gift for chefs who are looking to experiment with new flavours. Read it, cook from it, immerse yourself in it and more!

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
ISBN: 1479803537
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creole Religions of the Caribbean Third Edition Book Excerpt:

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.

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: 321
Release: 2012-08-27
ISBN: 1107024099
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry Book Excerpt:

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.

The Cultural Politics of Obeah

The Cultural Politics of Obeah
Author: Diana Paton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-08-10
ISBN: 1316351912
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Politics of Obeah Book Excerpt:

An innovative history of the politics and practice of the Caribbean spiritual healing techniques known as obeah and their place in everyday life in the region. Spanning two centuries, the book results from extensive research on the development and implementation of anti-obeah legislation. It includes analysis of hundreds of prosecutions for obeah, and an account of the complex and multiple political meanings of obeah in Caribbean societies. Diana Paton moves beyond attempts to define and describe what obeah was, instead showing the political imperatives that often drove interpretations and discussions of it. She shows that representations of obeah were entangled with key moments in Caribbean history, from eighteenth-century slave rebellions to the formation of new nations after independence. Obeah was at the same time a crucial symbol of the Caribbean's alleged lack of modernity, a site of fear and anxiety, and a thoroughly modern and transnational practice of healing itself.

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora
Author: Carole Boyce Davies
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1010
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1851097007
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora Book Excerpt:

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