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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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
Explicit focus on historical factors and influences culminating to Rastafarianism in Jamaica. Recommended. Read full review
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