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Rastafari : roots and ideology / Barry Chevannes

By: Chevannes, BarryMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Utopianism and communitarianismPublisher: Syracuse, N. Y. Syracuse Univ. Press 1994Edition: 1. edDescription: 298 sISBN: 0815602960; 0-8156-2638-XSubject(s): Religion | Moderna religionsbildningarOther classification: Cn | Cnöz
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The first comprehensive work on the origins of the Jamaica-based Rastafaris, including interviews with some of the earliest members of the movement. Rastafari is a valuable work with a rich historical and ethnographic approach that seeks to correct several misconceptions in existing literature--the true origin of dreadlocks for instance. It will interest religion scholars, historians, scholars of Black studies, and a general audience interested in the movement and how Rastafarians settled in other countries.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. ix)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xiii)
  • 1 The Spirit of Resistance (p. 1)
  • 2 The Uprooting (p. 44)
  • 3 The Enlightenment (p. 78)
  • 4 Early Leaders and Organizations (p. 119)
  • 5 Enter the Dreadlocks (p. 145)
  • 6 The Bobo Dread (p. 171)
  • 7 The Era of the Dreadlocks (p. 189)
  • 8 Word, Sound, and Power (p. 208)
  • 9 Repatriation and Divination (p. 231)
  • 10 Rastafar and the Wider World (p. 255)
  • Bibliography Index (p. 281)
  • Bibliography (p. 283)
  • Index (p. 291)