Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

  title={Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers},
  author={Ennis Edmounds},
  • Ennis Edmounds
  • Published 2002
  • Geography
  • Rastafari. The word immediately conjures a host of strong, disparate images. To some, the Rastafarian Movement, which emerged from the ghettos of Jamaica in the 1930s, is embodied by a dreadlocked youth in a haze of marijuana smoke. To others, it represents an authentic, organic expression of working-class culture, a vibrant movement that has expanded to North America, the British Isles, and Africa. Ennis Barrington Edmonds moves beyond simple stereotypes to provide a compelling portrait of the… CONTINUE READING
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