Ian Randle Publishers
Rastafari: A Universal Philosophy in the Third Millennium
Werner Zips
Rastafari: A Universal Philosophy in the Third Millennium
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Rastafari practitioners have continually resisted social sciences definition of what outsiders called a millenarian movement. They maintained against these efforts of categorization that Rastafari as a lived and living philosophy combines ancient roots with ever emerging routes.

These historical, dynamic and creative dimensions challenge any homogenizing attempts to freeze the ‘movement’ in time and space. African origins are as important as Diasporean experiences for Rastafari in the manifold struggles to downstroy slavery and oppression. But the strong universal appeal towards the realization of equal rights and justice implodes analytical and practical limitations of a Black Atlantic culture.

This volume brings together contributions from well-known Rastafari practitioners and social scientists as a counter to the unilateral politics of outside definition, identification, and misrepresentation. They discuss Rastafari as an experimental philosophy; its historical and contemporary global culture dimensions and its contribution to issues such as decolonization, reparation and repatriation.

Table of Contents
Chapter One: The Meaning of Rastafari for World Critique - Rasta within a Universal Context
Chapter Two: The Contribution of Rastafarianism to the Decolonization of the Caribbean
Chapter Three: Rasta from Experience
Chapter Four: Marcus Garvey and the Early Rastafarians
Chapter Five: Rastafari and Erna Brodber´s Black Space - Symbolic Strategies
Chapter Six: Mutabaruka - The Return to the Motherland, Notes on a Documentary Filmof an African–Jamaican Artist’s His-Story of Africa
Chapter Seven: Ghana, Africa from Experience
Chapter Eight: Reparations - Rastafari Pathway to World Peace
Chapter Nine: ‘Repatriation is a Must!’ - The Rastafari Struggle to Utterly Downstroy Slavery
Chapter Ten: The Dark Side of the City - Racialized Barriers, Culture and Citizenship in Britain c.1950-1990s
Chapter Eleven: Afro-Caribbean Music as a Cohesion Factor of Identity
Chapter Twelve: Roots and Culture - Rasta Bushdoctors of the Cape, SA
Chapter Thirteen: Being and Becoming a Rastafarian - Notes on the Anthropology of Religious Conversion
Chapter Fourteen: Rastafari and the Critical Tradition
Chapter Fifteen: Beyond the ‘I’ - Three Sonnets
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