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Niaah, Jalani A.
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Institute of Caribbean Studies
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'Not a Continent For an Island': Rastafari, Representations and History. [Abstract]
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Conference on Slavery, Islam, and Diaspora
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October 24 - 26, 2003
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York University. Toronto, Canada
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Abstract
Since its emergence, the Rastafari movement has been Through an examination of writings about the Movement’s history, this paper assesses the contribution of social historians in representing the case of Rastafarians of Jamaica with particular emphasis on ‘fundamentalist baggage’ and its effect on the work. The paper is located between the works on Maroonage, works related to the trajectory of Rastafari history and the presence of influences including Islam in its recordings.....
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