Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | January 3, 2013

byEnnis B. Edmonds

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From its obscure beginnings in Jamaica in the early 1930s, Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement. It is estimated that 700,000 to 1 million people worldwide have embraced Rastafari, and adherents of the movement can be found in most of the major population centresand many outposts of the world. Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of this widespread but often poorly understood movement. Ennis B. Edmonds looks at the essential history of Rastafari, including its principles and practices and its internal character and configuration. He examines its global spread, andits far-reaching influence on cultural and artistic production in the Caribbean and beyond.

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From its obscure beginnings in Jamaica in the early 1930s, Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement. It is estimated that 700,000 to 1 million people worldwide have embraced Rastafari, and adherents of the movement can be found in most of the major population centresand many outposts of the world. Rastafari: ...

Ennis B. Edmonds is Assistant Professor of African-American Religions and American Religions at Kenyon College, Ohio. His areas of expertise are African Diaspora Religions, Religion in America, and Sociology of Religion. His research has focused primarily on Rastafari, leading to the recently published Rastafari: From Outcasts to Cultu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.07 inPublished:January 3, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Movement of Jah people: the history of Rastafari in Jamica2. "Rastatology" and "livity": the principles and practices of Rastafari3. Grounding, houses, and mansions: social formation of Rastafari4. Rastafari international: the making of a global movement5. Kingmen, queens, and dawtas: gender issues in Rastafari5. "The Head Corner Stone": Rastafari and Caribbean cultureFurther reading