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Rasta and Resistance : From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney / Edition 1
     

Rasta and Resistance : From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney / Edition 1

by Horace Campbell
 

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ISBN-10: 0865430357

ISBN-13: 9780865430358

Pub. Date: 02/28/1987

Publisher: Africa World Press

Rasta and Resistance is a study of the Rastafarian Movement in all its manifestations, from its evolution in the hills of Jamaica to its present manifestations in the streets of Birmingham and the Shashamane Settlement in Ethiopia. It traces the cultural, political and spiritual sources of this movement of resistance, highlighting the quest for change among an

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Rasta and Resistance is a study of the Rastafarian Movement in all its manifestations, from its evolution in the hills of Jamaica to its present manifestations in the streets of Birmingham and the Shashamane Settlement in Ethiopia. It traces the cultural, political and spiritual sources of this movement of resistance, highlighting the quest for change among an oppressed people. This book serves to break the intellectual traditions which placed the stamp of millenarianism on Rasta.

Absence of a political enquiry into the Rastafari of the Caribbean has always been an uncomfortable gap in the record of the Caribbean revolution. Now Horace Campbell has bade a big step towards the filling of that gap. This is not to suggest that Caribbean writers and thinkers (we should not confuse the two groups) have not done much investigation of the Rastafari way of life with all the clarity and depth which their areas of investigation permitted them; some have also ventured into the political dominion.

Cambell has many of the qualifications for the task he has undertaken. He has been struggling for some years to apply the scientific theory of society to the reality of African and Caribbean politics, and in the process has avoided the creation of false gods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865430358
Publisher:
Africa World Press
Publication date:
02/28/1987
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Do You Remember the Days of Slavery?
Part I: Slavery and the Roots of Resistance
Do You Remember on the Slave Ship, How They Brutalised my Very Soul?
When I Hear the Crack of a Whip, my Blood Runs Cold
Resistance to Slavery in Jamaica
Going Back to Africa, Cause I'm Black
Me No No Quashie
Of the Spiritual World and the Material World
Religion and Resistance
The Armed Slave Revolts
Part II: From Emancipation to the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865
Claeve to the Black
 
Chapter 2: Ethiopianism, Pan-Africanism and Garveyism
The Scramble for Africa
Ethiopianism
Pan-Africanism and Garveyism
Garveyism and Racial Consciousness
Garvey and the Symbols of Racial Pride
Garveyism in Jamaica
 
Chapter 3: The Origins of Rasta - Rasta and the Revolt of the Sufferers in Jamaica 1938
The Origins of Rastafari
Rastafari, the Black World and the Italian Invasion of Abyssinia
Rastafari and the Ethiopian World Federation
The Capitalist Depression in Jamaica
And the People Rise Up in 1938
The Transition from Colonialism to Neo-Colonialism
Idealism and Materialism in Jamaica
 
Chapter 4: Man in the Hills: Rasta, the Jamaican State and the Ganja Trade
Locksmen
Rastaman a Lion - from Quashie to Lion
Hail Jah Rastafari
Are Rastas Violent Cultists?
The University Report
Rasta, Ganja and the State
Outlawing a Popular Custom
Kola Nuts and Ganja
Operation Buccaneer
Coptics and the New Subversion
 
Chapter 5: Rasta , Reggae and Cultural Resistance
Rasta and the Rediscovery of the Cultural Heritage of the Slave
The Roots of Reggae
Walter Rodney's Groundings with his Brothers
Dis Ya Reggae Music - Roots, Rock, Reggae
Bob Marley and the Internationalisation of Reggae and Rasta
Marley in Zimbabwe
Bob Marley, Rasta and Uprising
Cultural Resistance and Political Change
 
Chapter 6: The Rastafarians in the Eastern Caribbean
The Nationalist Forebears of the Rasta
The Dreads
Rasta, Union Island and the Sea
The Rastas and the Grenadian Revolution
Rasta, Ganja and Capitalism
Rastas in Trinidad
Rastas, Guyana and the Left
Conclusion
 
Chapter 7: The Rastafari Movement in the Metropole
Part I: Rastas and the Decline of the African Liberation Support Committee
The Canadian Dimension
Part II: Rasta, the Black Worker, and the British Crisis
The Education System and the Growth of the Rastas
Rastas and the State: The Case of Birmingham
From the Shades of Grey to Cashmore's Rastaman
The Shades of Grey Report
Blacks, Rastas and the Prisons
Rata and the Challenge of Crisis
Rastafari Women
Whither Rasta? From Cultural Resistance to Organised Resistance
The New Cross Massacre and Uprisings
Conclusion
 
Chapter 8: Repatriation and Rastafari, the Ethiopian Revolution and the Settlement in Shashamane
Back to Africa
The Slaves and the Concept of Repatriation
The Sierra Leone Scheme
The Liberian Settlement
Marcus Garvey, Liberia, and Repatriation
Garveyism and Bilbo
Rastafari and Repatriation
The Shashamane Settlement and the Ethiopian Revolution
The Unfolding of the Revolution
Rastas, Repatriation and Africa
 
CONCLUSION: Rastafari: From Cultural Resistance to Cultural Liberation
 
INDEX

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