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Rastafari Rules: Bearers of Jamaican Popular Culture

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

in Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Jamaican popular music started with ska in the early 1960s, evolved into rock‐steady in the mid‐1960s, and eventually into reggae in the late 1960s. This development was driven and facilitated by ... More


Pop Music

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the aesthetics of pop music in general and then focuses on how specific artists might facilitate religious experience. It examines not just ‘light’ popular music, but also the ... More


Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Since its emergence in the margins of 1930s Jamaican society, Rastafari has moved to the forefront of Jamaican popular culture. This transition has been occasioned by Rastafari's own internal ... More


The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred, and the Profane

Christopher Partridge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199751396
eISBN:
9780199346462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751396.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The myth of Orpheus articulates what social theorists have known since Plato—namely that music matters. It has a unique ability to move us, to guide the imagination, to evoke memories, and to create ... More


Introduction

Christopher Partridge

in The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred, and the Profane

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199751396
eISBN:
9780199346462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751396.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Introduction outlines the Orphic ability of music to bewitch, to engage emotion, to create community, to shape identity, and to evoke a sense of transcendence. It introduces an interpretation of ... More


Be-bop to Brotherhood and Beyond

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Due to certain changes which the social order underwent after World War II ended, the Dar ul-Islam (DAR), the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood (MIB), and the Islamic Party of North America (IPNA) ... More


Blessing the Animals

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 7 begins by laying out a number of cultural phenomena of the late twentieth century. This first part of the chapter describes varied and multivalent constructions of Francis in evangelical ... More


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