2not matter in modern sciences, the traditional healers and forklore medicines are relegated to thebackground because they are not in the hierarchy of modern medicine (Gilbert et al., 2002).Foucault (2001) idea of subjugated knowledge was concerned with the “historical knowledge of struggles” (p. 71) in areas of erudition and suggested the use of genealogy to unearth theseknowledges. According to him, the focus should not be on big abstract and theoretical questionsof what is power and where does it come from? But, he discovers power as coming from micro-physics level which is politics of everyday life. This micro-physics level has to do with concreteand material questions and not Grand theory of Gramsci or Chodorrow’s theory of patriarchy butthe fact that power is never fixed and stable. Accordingly,
…genealogy should be seen as a kind of attempt to emancipate historical knowledges from that subjugation, to render them, that is capable of opposition and struggle against the coercion of atheoretical, unitary, formal and scientific discourse
Foucault, 2001: 71 and 2002).
More explanation of this micro-physics level will be discussed in concept of power in page fourof this paper. Meanwhile, knowledge becomes a means to catogorise society; define norms, valueand laws according to Foucault thereby producing power relations. Foucault pointed out therelationship between power and knowledge by saying that
“…power produces knowledge (and not simply by encouraging it because it serves power or by applyingit because it is useful); that power and knowledge directly imply one another: that there is no power relation without the correlation constituting of field of knowledge nor knowledge that does not presupposeand constituted as the same time power relations
[1995: 27 and 2002].