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Barnett, Michael A.
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The Evolution of Leadership in the Rastafari Movement
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Caribbean Studies Association Conference
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June 3-7, 2013
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Grenada
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10 pages
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Abstract
This paper intends to take a critical look at the evolution of Rastafari leadership throughout eighty plus years of existence. It does this by employing an Epoch/ generational perspective of the movement, arguing that each successive generation of leadership not only brought in new perspectives and outlooks in terms of the philosophy and orientation of the movement, but also that outside events have had significant influences on the movement which have not only led to definitive Epochs but also brought about strategies of adaption and in some cases new styles of leadership.....
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