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No trivia or quizzes yet. An Afro-Caribbean religious and cultural movement that sprang from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, in the s, today Rastafari has close to one million adherents. Yaniv Gerberg added it Jun 08, The Rastafarian movement had largely been a Jamaican phenomenon from its inception in the s until the s, when immigrants from the Caribbean migrated internationally.

Return to Book Page. Its message of Afrocentricity is important, but the resistance and liberation psychology, along with reggae music, all give meaning to people’s lives.

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The basic message of Rastafari—the dismantling of all oppressive institutions and the liberation of humankind—even has strong appeal to non-believers who are captivated by reggae music, the lyrics, and the “immortal spirit” of its enormously popular practitioner, Bob Marley.

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With no formal structure, Rastafari is an evolving belief system based on the principles of Leonard Howell’s The Promised Key. The Structure and Ethos of Rastafari. Katie marked it as to-read Apr 22, Norma Morgan marked it as to-read Feb 08, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Rastafai McNally marked it as to-read Dec 07, This anthology explores Rastafari religion, culture, and politics in Jamaica and other parts of the African diaspora. Kaiya Aboagye added it Nov 03, Uri Gilead marked it as to-read Dec 28, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The Black Biblical Hermeneutics of Rastafari. Rastas Psychology of Blackness Resistance and Somebodiness.

Probing into Rastafari’s still-evolving belief system, political goals, and cultural expression, the contributors to this volume emphasize the importance of African history and the Caribbean context.

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Chanting Down Babylon: The Rastafari Reader

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Chanting Down Babylon: The Rastafari Reader by Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

African Dimensions of the Jamaican Rastafarian Movement. Sherenita Hunter Kellyman marked it as to-read Jan 19, Recent Depictions of Rastafari. Anni Wu marked it as to-read Dec 13, Skye Stump marked it as to-read Oct 18, Leonard Howells The Promised Key.

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