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Becoming Rasta

Author : Charles Price
ISBN : 0814767680
Genre : Social Science
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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 marijuana, Rastafarians were persecuted in their country, becoming a people seeking social justice. Yet new adherents continued to convert to Rastafari despite facing adverse reactions from their fellow citizens and from their British rulers. Charles Price draws on in-depth interviews to reveal the personal experiences of those who adopted the religion in the 1950s to 1970s, one generation past the movement's emergence . By talking with these Rastafari elders, he seeks to understand why and how Jamaicans became Rastafari in spite of rampant discrimination, and what sustains them in their faith and identity. Utilizing new conceptual frameworks, Price explores the identity development of Rastafari, demonstrating how shifts in the movement’s identity—from social pariah to exemplar of Blackness—have led some of the elder Rastafari to adopt, embrace, and internalize Rastafari and blackness as central to their concept of self.

I I The Natural Mystics

Author : Colin Grant
ISBN : 9781409027768
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over one dramatic decade, a trio of Trench Town R&B crooners, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley, swapped their 1960s Brylcreem hairdos and two-tone suits for 1970s battle fatigues and dreadlocks to become the Wailers - one of the most influential groups in popular music. Now one of our best and brightest non-fiction writers examines for the first time the story of the legendary reggae band. Charting their complex relationship, their fluctuating fortunes, musical peak, and the politics and ideologies that provoked their split, Colin Grant shows us why they were not just extraordinary musicians, but also natural mystics. And, following a trail from Jamaica through Europe, America, Africa and back to the vibrant and volatile world of Trench Town, he travels in search of the last surviving Wailer.

Visions Of Zion

Author : Erin C. MacLeod
ISBN : 9781479880751
Genre : Religion
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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 the movement originated in Jamaica in 1930s. They consider it the Promised Land, and repatriation is a cornerstone of their faith. Though Ethiopians see Rastafari as immigrants, the Rastafari see themselves as returning members of the Ethiopian diaspora. In Visions of Zion, Erin C. MacLeod offers the first in-depth investigation into how Ethiopians perceive Rastafari and Rastafarians within Ethiopia and the role this unique immigrant community plays within Ethiopian society. Rastafari are unusual among migrants, basing their movements on spiritual rather than economic choices. This volume offers those who study the movement a broader understanding of the implications of repatriation. Taking the Ethiopian perspective into account, it argues that migrant and diaspora identities are the products of negotiation, and it illuminates the implications of this negotiation for concepts of citizenship, as well as for our understandings of pan-Africanism and south-south migration. Providing a rare look at migration to a non-Western country, this volume also fills a gap in the broader immigration studies literature.

Encyclopedia Of Jamaican Heritage

Author : Olive Senior
ISBN : UOM:39015059217110
Genre : Reference
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Emma

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9783958496194
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Emma Woodhouse ist eine wohlsituierte junge Dame von 21 Jahren, die mit ihrem Vater in Highbury, einem kleinen Dorf in der Nähe von London lebt. Die Woodhouses gehören zu den ersten Familien im Ort. Das Buch beginnt unmittelbar nach der von Emma arrangierten Verheiratung ihrer Erzieherin, Miss Taylor, die damit zu Mrs. Weston wird und einen gesellschaftlichen Aufstieg macht. Weil Emma die Verehelichung ihrer Erzieherin gelungen ist, sieht sie ihre Fähigkeiten auf genau diesem Gebiet, und sie sinnt nach einem neuen Arrangement, das ihr die Langeweile vertreiben soll. Ein junges Mädchen aus weniger guten Verhältnissen, Harriet Smith, erwählt sie sich als neue Freundin und als zukünftige Braut des Dorfpfarrers Mr. Elton. Sie setzt alle Hebel in Bewegung, um die beiden zusammenzubringen, obwohl ihr Schwippschwager Mr. Knightley ihr dringend von diesem Ansinnen abrät. Als Harriet einen Heiratsantrag von Mr. Knightleys Pächter Mr. Martin erhält, lehnt sie diesen auf Anraten Emmas ab, obwohl sie Mr. Martin im Stillen sehr bewundert. Doch Emma hat ihr Mr. Elton schmackhaft gemacht, und der steht natürlich weit über einem Bauern. Bei der bevorstehenden Weihnachtsfeier hofft Emma, Mr. Elton und Harriet endlich zusammenzubringen. Doch Harriet liegt mit einer schweren Halsentzündung im Bett. Mr. Elton hat nun seiner Herzdame lange genug den Hof gemacht und kommt zur Sache: Auf dem Heimweg ist er allein mit Emma in der Kutsche und macht ihr seinen Heiratsantrag. Emma ist schockiert und weist ihn mit aller Bestimmtheit zurück. Sie erfährt, dass er an Harriet gar nie interessiert war und all seine Artigkeiten allein ihr galten. Sie schwört sich, das Ehestiften bleiben zu lassen, weil sie nun in der misslichen Lage ist, Harriet diese Wendung erklären zu müssen. Mr. Elton seinerseits reist unverzüglich nach Bath, um nach kurzer Zeit verheiratet zurückzukehren: Mrs. Elton ist eine eingebildete junge Dame, die sich gerne selber lobt, aber selbst nur wenige Talente vorzuweisen hat.

Soul Rebels

Author : William F. Lewis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016520210
Genre : Religion
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This book offers a solid historical overview of the Rastafari movement; this ethnography is set within a crosscultural & comparative framework central to anthropological analysis.

The First Rasta

Author : Stephen Davis
ISBN : 9781613745649
Genre : Religion
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Going far beyond the standard imagery of Rasta—ganja, reggae, and dreadlocks—this cultural history offers an uncensored vision of a movement with complex roots and the exceptional journey of a man who taught an enslaved people how to be proud and impose their culture on the world. In the 1920s Leonard Percival Howell and the First Rastas had a revelation concerning the divinity of Haile Selassie, king of Ethiopia, that established the vision for the most popular mystical movement of the 20th century, Rastafarianism. Although jailed, ridiculed, and treated as insane, Howell, also known as the Gong, established a Rasta community of 4,500 members, the first agro-industrial enterprise devoted to producing marijuana. In the late 1950s the community was dispersed, disseminating Rasta teachings throughout the ghettos of the island. A young singer named Bob Marley adopted Howell's message, and through Marley's visions, reggae made its explosion in the music world.

Constructing Sexualities

Author : Suzanne LaFont
ISBN : 013009661X
Genre : Social Science
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Designed to introduce readers to a broad range of relevant ideas and theories and to encourage critical thinking on a variety of sexuality and gender topics, this collection of articles, classic and current, addresses the relationships between sexuality, gender, and culture. The readings include descriptions of variations in sexual and gender ideologies, expressions of sexuality, gender diversity, and global issues. Gay rights, transgendered movements, intersexed awareness, female genital mutilation, male circumcision, AIDS, sex tourism, and the sex.com explosion on the internet are all current issues addressed.

Caribbean Journal Of Religious Studies

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059173023063911
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Unbroken

Author : Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN : 3608948929
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