Author Affiliation, Ana.
'Sensitive Scholarship: A Review of Rastafari Literatures'
Date of Publication
3 & 4
The understanding of Rastafari presented to the world through scholarly interpretation has been coloured by the early interest of North Atlantic scholars or their institutions. Noticeable in the class of work is often an attempt to emphasise the Movement's 'lackings' especially through the lenses of religious evolution. Such a compartment if immediately imposed on the movement immediately misses its religious, social and political subversive intention. The objective in this review is to highlight the Rastafarai Movement not in the religious sense but in the pedagogical sense, the 'inturned' self-generating and self-justifying system of faith and action or what Clinton Hutton refers to as the 'sovereign learner', providing a critique of conventional systems of leading and learning. In this sense the Movement may be understood as a religio-pedagogy, by which is meant a system to link the knowledge of self-empowerment.....