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Category: Tribal Religions|
The author of the book: Charles Price
Edition: New York University Press
Date of issue: 01 Sep 2009
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 8.33 MB
City - Country: New York, United States
Full description of the book Becoming Rasta : Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica: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 PDF 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.
About the author Charles PriceCharles Price is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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