Rastafari: Roots and Ideology (Utopianism and Communitarianism) (Paperback)

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The first comprehensive work on the origins of the Jamaica-based Rastafaris, including interviews with some of the earliest members of the movement. Rastafari is a valuable work with a rich historical and ethnographic approach that seeks to correct several misconceptions in existing literature--the true origin of dreadlocks for instance. It will interest religion scholars, historians, scholars of Black studies, and a general audience interested in the movement and how Rastafarians settled in other countries.

About the Author

Barry Chevannes lectured at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Department of Anthropology. He published a number of articles on Rastafarianism.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780815602965
ISBN-10: 0815602960
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 1994
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Utopianism and Communitarianism