The Rastafarians: Sounds of Cultural Dissonance

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Beacon Press, 1977 - Jamaica - 257 pages
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The classic work on the history and beliefs of the Rastafarians, whose roots of protest go back to the seventeenth-century maroon societies of escaped slaves in Jamaica. Based on an extensive study of the Rastafarians, their history, their ideology, and their influence in Jamaica, The Rastafarians is an important contribution to the sociology of religion and to our knowledge of the variety of religious expressions that have grown up during the West African Diaspora in the Western Hemisphere.

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User Review  - pc_cambridge - LibraryThing

I was interested in a good introduction to Jamaican and Rastafarian history, and this book definitely filled the bill. It provides a short history of the island and details the evolution of the ... Read full review

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Fascinating! This is the book for those who want a good explanation of what Rasta is and where it evolved from. Read full review


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