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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 ...
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Overview

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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Removes the aura of bizarre mystery from the Jamaican messianic movement whose members smoke marijuana for ritual purposes and believe that Ethiopia is the Promised Land for all blacks. Setting the Rastafarians in the context of . . . colonial exploitation, Barrett shows how the cult has been nourished on grinding poverty, examines its belief system, dynamics, rituals, art and music, and its 'ambivalent routinization' within Jamaican society. . . . Students of religion and sociology, fans of reggae music, and the general reader will gain much from this unusual study. --Publishers Weekly

"The most thorough, careful consideration of the Rasta phenomenon available to the general reader." --Boston Phoenix

"Barrett's account is authoritative and original; it is a work for the serious student of culture, religious sects and Caribbean studies. . . . An important contribution." --Folklore Review

"Leonard Barrett's The Rastafarians stands as the most solid, complete treatment available in this country to date." --New Age

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807010396
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 20
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 342,166
  • Lexile: 1270L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard E. Barrett, Sr., is emeritus professor of religion at Temple University. His previous works include Soul-Force: African Heritage in Afro-American Religion, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and The Sun and the Drum, an examination of the African roots of Jamaica's folk culture.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Paradise Island 1
2 Domination and Resistance in Jamaican History 29
3 Ethiopianism in Jamaica 68
4 Beliefs, Rituals, and Symbols 103
5 An Ambivalent Routinization 146
6 Dissonance and Consonance 167
7 After Selassie: The Rastafarians Since 1975 210
8 Where Go the Rastafarians? 248
Afterword 267
Appendix 271
Notes 281
Bibliography 295
Index 299
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2006

    An authority on Rasta history.

    I bought this book to find out more about Rasta culture, customs, and daily life. It is much more than that, it includes all of these things in great detail but also gives you a general history of Jamaica and how it influenced the Rastafarian movement. It also includes personal accounts of the author during his research which are very entertaining. Thouroughly enjoyed it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2002

    got questions?

    if you have any questions pertaining to the Rastafarians,their place in Jamaican history, society or culture, this book will answer them. outstanding.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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