counter create hit Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction - Download Free eBook
Hot Best Seller

Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

Availability: Ready to download

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 centers and many outposts of the world. Most believers worship Haile Selassie I, Emperor 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 centers and many outposts of the world. Most believers worship Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia (ruled 1930-1974), as God incarnate. They often embrace the spiritual use of cannabis and reject western society, called Babylon. Believers proclaim Africa (also Zion) as the original birthplace of mankind, and the call to repatriation to Africa is a key tenet. 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, its far-reaching influence on cultural and artistic production in the Caribbean and beyond, and its handling of gender issues.


Compare

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 centers and many outposts of the world. Most believers worship Haile Selassie I, Emperor 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 centers and many outposts of the world. Most believers worship Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia (ruled 1930-1974), as God incarnate. They often embrace the spiritual use of cannabis and reject western society, called Babylon. Believers proclaim Africa (also Zion) as the original birthplace of mankind, and the call to repatriation to Africa is a key tenet. 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, its far-reaching influence on cultural and artistic production in the Caribbean and beyond, and its handling of gender issues.

30 review for Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

  1. 5 out of 5

    Koen Duizings

    Rastafari, an interesting religion/lifestyle. The book reveals a lot of interesting facts and focusses mainly on history. Although rastafari has a joyful and happy reputation, Edmonds also shows the more 'religious' and -in my opinion- bad sides of the movement like its gender issues. A very interesting very short introduction. Rastafari, an interesting religion/lifestyle. The book reveals a lot of interesting facts and focusses mainly on history. Although rastafari has a joyful and happy reputation, Edmonds also shows the more 'religious' and -in my opinion- bad sides of the movement like its gender issues. A very interesting very short introduction.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Turt

    Ennis Edmonds does a fantastic job at explaining the Rastafarian faith, as well as the conditions that brought this faith together, as well as its influences on the world. I also enjoyed the author's bravery in facing the inequality faced by women within the Rastafarian faith. If you had one book to read to learn about Rastafarianism, then this is the book. Ennis Edmonds does a fantastic job at explaining the Rastafarian faith, as well as the conditions that brought this faith together, as well as its influences on the world. I also enjoyed the author's bravery in facing the inequality faced by women within the Rastafarian faith. If you had one book to read to learn about Rastafarianism, then this is the book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    elbren

    like all the avsi: a good summary, lots of pointers to additional info, clear even if you're starting from 0 background knowlege on the topic, but not boring if you've got a little context. surveys history, politics, gender issues, and the arts. like all the avsi: a good summary, lots of pointers to additional info, clear even if you're starting from 0 background knowlege on the topic, but not boring if you've got a little context. surveys history, politics, gender issues, and the arts.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Evan

    This short volume is remarkably thorough. As someone who knew very little about Rastafari in the beginning, I was surprised by how easily I could discuss Rastafari after finishing. Edmonds' writing is clear and kept my attention. I'm obviously no expert in Rastafari now, but I'm interested enough to continue reading about it. Edmonds covers the origins, the beliefs, the lifestyles, the politics, and even the art of Rastafari people. I couldn't ask for a better introduction. This short volume is remarkably thorough. As someone who knew very little about Rastafari in the beginning, I was surprised by how easily I could discuss Rastafari after finishing. Edmonds' writing is clear and kept my attention. I'm obviously no expert in Rastafari now, but I'm interested enough to continue reading about it. Edmonds covers the origins, the beliefs, the lifestyles, the politics, and even the art of Rastafari people. I couldn't ask for a better introduction.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Timothy

    Edmonds does a decent job covering historical and theological aspects of a religion that (I'd imagine) is usually covered strictly from a social-sciences perspective. Good thematic range, although he repeats himself a lot. Edmonds does a decent job covering historical and theological aspects of a religion that (I'd imagine) is usually covered strictly from a social-sciences perspective. Good thematic range, although he repeats himself a lot.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Thabo

    A very interesting short read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chris

  8. 5 out of 5

    Brice

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mr E Thor

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kate

  11. 5 out of 5

    Teemu Taira

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sean

  13. 4 out of 5

    Glynis Gardiner

  14. 5 out of 5

    Drew Farmer

  15. 4 out of 5

    Michael Lloyd-Billington

  16. 4 out of 5

    Josh Brown

  17. 4 out of 5

    Adam Reynolds

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rasdamon

  19. 5 out of 5

    Raymond

  20. 4 out of 5

    Pascal

  21. 5 out of 5

    Brenton

  22. 5 out of 5

    Thomas

  23. 4 out of 5

    Daniele

  24. 5 out of 5

    Daaren Durga

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tim Schouten

  26. 4 out of 5

    mary ❀

  27. 5 out of 5

    Peter

  28. 5 out of 5

    Destiny

  29. 5 out of 5

    Isabella

  30. 4 out of 5

    Summer Swann

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.