Traditional Medicine and Women Healers in Trinidad: Postnatal Health Care
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 new-born(s) 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.