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Acts of Identity Work

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/9780814767467.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes the processes of identity transformation. Creating a Rastafari identity for oneself involves many challenges, as a person must decide how to deal with whom they were “before” ... More


Encounters

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/9780814767467.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter draws on the stories of the Rastafari themselves to reveal why and how they became Rastafari, and how they utilize the justice motifs. The justice motifs function, among other ways, as ... 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


The Positive Power of Stigma and Black Identity

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/9780814767467.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how people like the Rastafari come to place Blackness and religion at the center of their self-concept, how they turn stigma into an asset, and how these acts relate to ... More


Introduction

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/9780814767467.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This introductory chapter ponders on Rastafari identity formation, citing both race and religion as central in becoming Rastafari. It briefly traces the origins of this identity in a morally ... More


Conclusion: Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding of Racial Identity Formation

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/9780814767467.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This concluding chapter expands on the insights detailed previously in the book, reiterating the book's goal of offering a fresh look into the Rastafari movement by contextualizing the movement ... More


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