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Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions

By (author) Ennis B. Edmonds
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 20th Dec 2012
Dimensions: w 175mm h 111mm d 9mm
Weight: 126g
ISBN-10: 0199584524
ISBN-13: 9780199584529
Barcode No: 9780199584529
Synopsis
From its obscure beginnings in Jamaica in the early 1930s, Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement. It is estimated that 700,000 to 1 million people worldwide have embraced Rastafari, and adherents of the movement can be found in most of the major population centres and many outposts of the world. Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of this widespread but often poorly understood movement. Ennis B. Edmonds looks at the essential history of Rastafari, including its principles and practices and its internal character and configuration. He examines its global spread, and its far-reaching influence on cultural and artistic production in the Caribbean and beyond. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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