Beyond the Pales of Babylon: The Ideational Components and Social Psychological Foundations of Rastafari

  title={Beyond the Pales of Babylon: The Ideational Components and Social Psychological Foundations of Rastafari},
  author={Alemseghed Kebede and J. D. Knottnerus},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  pages={499 - 517}
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