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Reggae, Rastafari, and the rhetoric of social control

Author: Stephen A King; Barry T Bays; P Renée Foster
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who changed Bob Marley's famous peace-and-love anthem into "Come to Jamaica and feel all right"? When did the Rastafarian fighting white colonial power become the smiling Rastaman spreading beach towels for American tourists? Drawing on research in social movement theory and protest music, Reggae, Rastafari, and the Rhetoric of Social Control traces the history and rise of reggae and the story of how an island  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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King, Stephen A., 1964-
Reggae, Rastafari, and the rhetoric of social control.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2002
(DLC) 2002001734
(OCoLC)48958541
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen A King; Barry T Bays; P Renée Foster
ISBN: 1417506970 9781417506972 9781604730388 1604730382
OCLC Number: 55153777
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 173 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PART ONE (1959-1971) --
Ska and the roots of Rastafarian musical protest --
Rocksteady, the Rude Boy, and the political awakening of Rastafari --
Early reggae, Black power, and the politicization of Rastafari --
Jamaica Labour Party's "policy of the beast" : the rhetoric of social control strategies --
PART TWO (1972-1980) --
International reggae : popularization and polarization of Rastafari --
Michael Manley and the People's National Party's co-optation of the Rastafari and reggae.
Responsibility: by Stephen A. King ; with contributions by Barry T. Bays III and P. Renée Foster.

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Who changed Bob Marley's famous peace-and-love anthem into "Come to Jamaica and feel all right"? When did the Rastafarian fighting white colonial power become the smiling Rastaman spreading beach towels for American tourists? Drawing on research in social movement theory and protest music, Reggae, Rastafari, and the Rhetoric of Social Control traces the history and rise of reggae and the story of how an island nation commandeered the music to fashion an image and entice tourists. Visitors to Jamaica are often unaware that reggae was a revolutionary music rooted in the suffering of Jamaica's po.

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