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The Rastafarians by Leonard E. Barrett
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The Rastafarians

by Leonard E. Barrett

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A book that contains a lot of good information on the Rastafari movement. A bit dated, but a very crucial read because of its analysis regarding Rastafari in relation to the politics and history of Jamaica. ( )
  poetontheone | Dec 11, 2007 |
I was interested in a good introduction to Jamaican and Rastafarian history, and this book definitely filled the bill. It provides a short history of the island and details the evolution of the Rastafarian movement as an extension of its history and culture.

Overall, it was a bit dry and is probably somewhat dated now (since it was written in the 80's), but I found it intriguing. ( )
  pc_cambridge | Sep 17, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0807010391, Paperback)

The classic work on the history and beliefs of the Rastafarians, whose roots of protest go back to the seventeenth-century maroon societies of escaped slaves in Jamaica. Based on an extensive study of the Rastafarians, their history, their ideology, and their influence in Jamaica, The Rastafarians is an important contribution to the sociology of religion and to our knowledge of the variety of religious expressions that have grown up during the West African Diaspora in the Western Hemisphere.

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