The Rastafarians: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

The Rastafarians: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

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by Leonard Barrett
     
 

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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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807097052
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Rastafarians 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you have any questions pertaining to the Rastafarians,their place in Jamaican history, society or culture, this book will answer them. outstanding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago