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What is Rastafari? History, beliefs and philosophy of the Rastafari movement

Sobers, Shawn

Authors

Shawn Sobers Shawn.Sobers@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor - Cultural Interdisciplinary Practice



Abstract

This talk sheds light on the core history and beliefs of the Rastafari faith, which Sobers considers to be the world's best secret. Sobers challenges some common misconceptions regarding the public perception of Rastafari culture. This talk also sheds light on new areas of Research, including how Fairfield House in Bath had a role to play in how the seeds were sown with how the movement became energised in the USA and Caribbean in the 1930s.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Start Date Oct 27, 2018
Publication Date Oct 27, 2018
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Sobers, S. (2018, October). What is Rastafari? History, beliefs and philosophy of the Rastafari movement
Keywords rastafari, rasta, rastafarian, religion, jamaica, haile selassie, ethiopia, post colonial, dreadlocks,
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : What is Rastafari? History, Beliefs and Philosophy of the Rastafari Movement, by Dr Shawn Sobers