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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


Charisma, Routinization, and Rastafari

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:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Max Weber's theory of charisma and routinization is related to his concern with ideas as social forces, to his view of rationalization as the basis for human action and societal organization, and to ... More


Offering: Trajectories of African-Jamaican Religiosity

Dianne M. Stewart

in Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154153
eISBN:
9780199835713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154150.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines two chief African responses to the European missionary enterprise from slavery to the 20th century. One response was to incorporate aspects of the Christian faith into the ... More


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

Monique A. Bedasse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633596
eISBN:
9781469633619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633596.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

From its beginnings in 1930s Jamaica, the Rastafarian movement has become a global presence. While the existing studies of Rastafari have primarily focused on its cultural expression through reggae ... More


Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Charles Price

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

So much has been written about the Rastafari, yet we know so little about why and how people join the Rastafari movement. Although popular understandings evoke images of dreadlocks, reggae, and ... More


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


‘Ethiopia shall stretch forth her hands unto God’: Garveyism, Rastafari, and Antiquity

Robbie Shilliam

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores attempts made to reclaim antiquity from European ownership by the Black biblical hermeneutic tradition. The argument focuses upon the political philosophies and cosmologies of ... More


Rastafari Nation on the Move: Identity and Change

Charles Price

in Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the new terrain for Rastafari identity formation as the movement persists well into the twenty-first century. This new terrain involves internationalization of Rastafari ... More


Commitment to Colour-Blindness

Henrice Altink

in Public Secrets: Race and Colour in Colonial and Independent Jamaica

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620009
eISBN:
9781789623697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620009.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter zooms in on colour blindness. Focussing on the racial domains of politics and criminal justice, it explores the correlation between race and colour and the enjoyment of civil and ... More


The eschatology as future-present

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/9780719076213.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The messianic character of the Rastafari movement, and especially its apocalyptic representation of the future, deeply influences the daily life as well as worldview of the rastas. In reggae music, ... More


The construction of a socio-political 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/9780719076213.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Reggae music expresses a central will: the recognition of a history of struggle – against slavery, segregation and colonisation – which is logically attached to Jamaica, but also goes beyond its ... More


Rhetoric of oppression and social critique

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/9780719076213.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The message contained in reggae music is above all a message of denunciation: the point is to show what is really happening, based on the fundamental distinction made by Rastafari between Good and ... More


Only rasta can liberate the people: Resistance and revolution1

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/9780719076213.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Reggae has always been a socially and politically engaged musical style, which conveys a strong and explicit revolutionary message. Indeed, the narrative contained in reggae music is not only a ... More


Time and 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/9780719076213.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Reggae music transmits a multi-leveled memory that relates to historical knowledge – from anti-slavery icons in Jamaica to apartheid in South Africa – but also to religious knowledge: through its ... More


Introduction

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/9780719076213.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book offers a case study in social memory that also opens onto the articulation between sacred and profane time. Through the case of reggae music, it looks at the construction, transmission and ... More


Reggae and Rastafari: A short history

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/9780719076213.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Reggae music is seldom analysed without a reference to the Rastafari movement, the founding event of which was the coronation of Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, which took place on November 2, ... More


A diachronic analysis of Jamaican reggae charts, 1968–2000

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/9780719076213.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Reggae charts mix different styles (roots reggae, dancehall reggae, etc.) as well as contents (love songs, slackness, religious or sociopolitical songs, etc), and are therefore representative of ... More


The construction of a religious chain of 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/9780719076213.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Reggae music and the Rastafari movement transmit a memory of slavery and a memory of Africa that can be characterised as diasporic, in relation to an original center as much as to the shared ... More


Messianism, between past and future

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/9780719076213.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Through a rereading of the Bible and the identification to the Twelve Tribes of Israel, Rastafari sets up a religious construction of the origin, accompanied by a transmission of the past of slavery. ... More


Hope and redemption

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/9780719076213.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The major characteristic of millenarian movements is the essential place they give to eschatology – that is, the mythical narrative of the end of the world – which, generally, implies both the ... More


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