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Grounding, houses, and mansions: social formation of Rastafari

in Rastafari

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 5429 words.

Rastafari is not like Christian denominations. It is not homogenous. It is not able to regulate the behaviour of its members or dictate their beliefs. It is more like other African diaspora...

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Introduction: comprehending Rastafari

in Rastafari

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1495 words.

What is the appeal of the Rastafari movement? Is it the anti-establishment impulse the Rastas have come to represent? To understand Rastafari we must understand that it arose partly from a...

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Kingmen, queens, and dawtas: gender issues in Rastafari

in Rastafari

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 4992 words.

Traditionally women in Jamaica tend to dominate the religious spaces. Historically, they have been just as likely as men to take on positions of leadership or to function as healers,...

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‘Movement of Jah people’: the history of Rastafari in Jamaica

in Rastafari

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 7216 words.

Jamaica is steeped in the tradition of charismatic preachers proclaiming divine messages, at least since the 1860s, a decade of spiritual interest and excitement in Christianity. The most...

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Rastafari

Ennis B. Edmonds.

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 160 pages.

Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of this widespread but often poorly understood movement looking at its essential history, principles and practices, and its internal...

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Rastafari international: the making of a global movement

in Rastafari

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 6960 words.

The Rastafari movement has spread throughout the Caribbean, to Caribbean immigrant communities in Europe and North America, to African diasporic people and Africans on the continents, and...

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‘Rastalogy’ and ‘livity’: the principles and practices of Rastafari

in Rastafari

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 5653 words.

Where do the worldview, symbols, and lifestyles of Rastafari come from? Rastas and scholars of Rastafari employ the term ‘Rastology’ to mean the totality of Rastafarian ideas, and ‘livity’...

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‘The head cornerstone’: Rastafari and Caribbean culture

in Rastafari

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 4923 words.

Rastafari came from humble beginnings, yet it was able to become a huge creative force influencing cultural production in Jamaica and beyond. The influence Rastafari has had on contemporary...

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