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Babylon and Dread Revitalization

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:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Rastafari is about the delegitimation of Babylon – the forces of oppression and exploitation that Africans faced under colonialism and its legacies – and the revitalization of African culture and ... More


The Economics of Ecstasy: The Economic Hierarchy and Business Tactics of the Kartābhajās

Hugh B. Urban

in The Economics of Ecstasy: Tantra, Secrecy and Power in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139020
eISBN:
9780199834778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513902X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Discusses the more problematic aspects of Kartābhajā secrecy as a potential strategy of elitism and economic exploitation. The central ambivalence over religion and economics at the very heart of the ... More


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