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One Love Bob Marley, The Mystic, and the Market

Jeremy Prestholdt

in Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac and Bin Laden

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190632144
eISBN:
9780190077914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190632144.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores how anti-systemic figures of the Cold War era were reimagined in the post-Cold War world. It begins by considering the exponential growth of Bob Marley's popularity after his ... More


Rebel Music: Bob Marley and the Cultural Politics of Liberation

Jeremy Prestholdt

in Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac and Bin Laden

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190632144
eISBN:
9780190077914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190632144.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter applies a wide lens to appreciate the multi-faceted popularity of Bob Marley in the late Cold War era. More precisely, the chapter explains how a commercial musician became a potent ... 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


Interpreting songs: Notes on methodology

Sarah Dayens

in Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076213
eISBN:
9781781702116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076213.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reflects on a very simple question: how do sociologists of music analyse songs and interpret lyrics? In the 1950s and 1960s, the analysis of lyrics was the principal activity of ... More


The construction of a musical memory

Sarah Dayens

in Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076213
eISBN:
9781781702116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076213.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The history of reggae music is long and complex and, in reference to a common expression within reggae and the Rastafari movement, ‘half the story has never been told’. Record labels in Jamaica are ... 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


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


Negotiating Jamaican Masculinities

Maurice Hall

in Global Masculinities and Manhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036514
eISBN:
9780252093555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036514.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter presents an analysis of Jamaican masculinity. It begins by asserting that both gender and culture are largely intersecting discourses, and that the only way to make sense of Jamaican ... More


In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Richard Iton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178463
eISBN:
9780199851812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178463.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Prior to the 1960s, when African Americans had little access to formal political power, black popular culture was commonly seen as a means of forging community and effecting political change. But as ... More


Introduction

Jeremy Prestholdt

in Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac and Bin Laden

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190632144
eISBN:
9780190077914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190632144.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Why do certain individuals become martyrs, heroes, villains, and commercialized symbols? What meanings do transnational icons have for diverse audiences? What can the popular attraction to these ... More


Work-in(g)-Practice: Configurations of the Popular Music lntertext

Richard Middleton

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that popular music culture is driven by practice rather than objects (that is, works). It emphasises the density and many-sidedness of the intertextual bonds between musical ... More


Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac and Bin Laden

Jeremy Prestholdt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190632144
eISBN:
9780190077914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190632144.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The global icon is an omnipresent but poorly understood element of mass culture. This book asks why audiences around the world have embraced particular iconic figures, how perceptions of these ... More


The Wages of Blackness: Rastafari and the Politics of Pan-Africanism ­after Flag Independence

Monique A. Bedasse

in Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633596
eISBN:
9781469633619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633596.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

When Rastafarians began to petition the Tanzanian government for the “right of entry” in 1976, they benefitted from a history of linkages between Jamaica and Tanzania, facilitated largely by the ... More


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