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Becoming Rasta : origins of Rastafari identity in Jamaica

Author: Charles Price
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the personal experiences of those who adopted the religion in the 1950s to 1970s

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Price
ISBN: 9780814767474 0814767478 9780814767467 081476746X
OCLC Number: 690423212
Description: 1 v. (xx-267 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Race formation and morally configured Black identities --
Ethnogenesis, surprise, and collective identity formation --
The positive power of stigma and Black identity --
Encounters --
Acts of identity work --
Rastafari nation on the move: identity and change --
Conclusion: Toward a more comprehensive understanding of racial identity formation.
Other Titles: Preface.
Introduction.
Race formation and morally configured Black identities.
Ethnogenesis, surprise, and collective identity formation.
Positive power of stigma and Black identity.
Encounters.
Acts of identity work.
Rastafari nation on the move: identity and change.
Conclusion: Toward a more comprehensive understanding of racial identity formation.
Responsibility: Charles Price.

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Becoming Rasta is a testament to the lived experience of Rastas, from their first encounters with Rastafari, through conversion, to commitment. It deserves both a scholarly and a general readership. Read more...

 
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