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Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Erin C. MacLeod

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In reggae song after reggae song Bob Marley and other reggae singers speak of the Promised Land of Ethiopia. “Repatriation is a must!” they cry. The Rastafari have been travelling to Ethiopia since ... More


DJ Shadow's Prescription for Rastafari Individuality

Francio Guadeloupe

in Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254886
eISBN:
9780520942639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254886.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter takes a look at DJ Shadow, a member of one of the wealthiest local clans in SMX. The discussion introduces the One Love ideology, which is the assertion of a universal human identity and ... More


Introduction: My Father’s Land

Erin C. MacLeod

in Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine how Ethiopians perceive the Rastafari. Though the Ethiopians view Rastafari as immigrants, Rastafari see themselves as ... More


Ethiopianness

Erin C. MacLeod

in Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at how Ethiopia challenges the Rastafari perspective on Ethiopian identity. It begins to frame an analysis of the relationship between the way Rastafari view the meaning of ... More


Christianity and the King, Marriage and Marijuana

Erin C. MacLeod

in Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter turns to stories that Ethiopians tell about Rastafari, analyzing these perceptions and presumptions, and situating them within the context of the history and religion of Ethiopia. From a ... More


Speaking of Space in/and Shashemene

Erin C. MacLeod

in Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the issues of contact between Rastafari and Ethiopians by investigating the space that is Shashemene where the majority of Rastafari have settled. It provides an analysis of ... More


Africa Unite, Bob Marley, Media, and Backlash

Erin C. MacLeod

in Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter takes a much broader view of the perception of Rastafari by turning to the Africa Unite celebration of what would have been Bob Marley's sixtieth birthday. The series of events took ... More


Representations of Rastafari

Erin C. MacLeod

in Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the popular perception of Rastafari by looking at music and artistic representations of the faith. Music plays a role in the Rastafari movement and in its worldwide presence ... More


Development and Cultural Citizenship

Erin C. MacLeod

in Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers how the Rastafari deal with their lack of integration, in particular their lack of political recognition and right to citizenship. Rastafari have harnessed the potential of ... More


Strategies of Ethnic Identity and African Diaspora

Erin C. MacLeod

in Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers recent strategies for citizenship and acceptance. Between 2007 and 2012 the number of discussions of Rastafari representation in Ethiopia seemed to increase, and not just in ... More


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