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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Rastafari: culture of resistance
Author:Campbell, HoraceISNI
Periodical:Race and Class
Geographic term:Caribbean
Abstract:Rastafari culture combines the histories of the children of slaves in different societies. Within it are contained both the negative and the positive - the idealist and the ideological - responses of an exploited and racially-humiliated people. Bourgeois scholarship views the Rastafari world view as limited to some religious proclivity, ignoring the vitality of the culture in Jamaica, in the eastern Caribbean and, now, in the metropolitan cities where the children of black immigrants are alienated from the servile culture of consumption. Rastafari culture remains an indelible link between the resistance of the Maroons, the Pan-Africanist appeal of Marcus Garvey, the materialist and historical analysis of Walter Rodney and the defiance of the reggae. Sections: International strands of early Rastafari ideas - Garvey in Jamaica - The first Rastafari - The struggles for political independence - The resurgence of Rastafari in Jamaica - The Rodney intervention - Rastafari, the people's culture - Rastafari women - Rastas, the international dimension. Ref.