Rastafari: Roots and Ideology

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Syracuse University Press, 1994 - Religion - 298 pages
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Interviews with 30 converts from the 1930s and 1940s are a component of Barry Chevanne's book, a look into the origins and practices of Rastafarianism. From the direct accounts of these early members, he is able to reconstruct pivotal episodes in Rastafarian history to offer a look into a subgroup of Jamaican society whose beliefs took root in the social unrest of the 1930s.

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According to social anthropologist Chevannes, understanding the Jamaican-born movement that takes its name after the prince, or ras, named Tafari Makonnen who was crowned in 1930 as Ethiopia's Emperor ... Read full review

Contents

The Spirit of Resistance
1
The Uprooting
44
The Enlightenment
78
Copyright

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Chevannes is a leading scholar of African-Caribbean religions and lectures in anthropology at the University of the West Indies.

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