Rastafari Reasoning and the Rastawoman Paperback

Gender Constructions in the Shaping of Rastafari Livity

by Jeanne Christensen;


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Rastafari Reasoning and the Rastawoman

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Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWoman: Gender Constructions in the Shaping of Rastafari Livity examines the complex ways that gender and race shaped a liberation movement propelled by the Caribbean evolution of an African spiritual ethos. Jeanne Christensen proposes that Rastafari represents the most recent reworking of this spiritual ethos, referred to as African religiosity. The book contributes a new perspective to the literature on Rastafari, and through a historical lens, corrects the predominant static view of Rastafari women. In certain Rastafari manifestations, a growing livity developed by RastaMen eventually excluded women from an important ritual called "Reasoning"-a conscious search for existential and ontological truth through self-understanding performed in a group setting. Restoring agency to the RastaWoman, Christensen argues that RastaWomen, intimately in touch with this spiritual ethos, challenged oppressive structures within the movement itself.
They skirted official restrictions, speaking out in public and written forums whenever such avenues presented themselves, and searched for their own truth through conscious intentional self-examination characteristic of the Reasoning ritual. With its powerful, theoretically informed narrative, Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWoman: Gender Constructions in the Shaping of Rastafari Livity will appeal to students and scholars interested in religious transformation, resistance movements, gender issues, critical race studies, and the history and culture of the English-speaking Caribbean.

Rastafari Reasoning and the Rastawoman by Jeanne Christensen was published by Lexington Books in November 2016. The ISBN for Rastafari Reasoning and the Rastawoman is 9781498550550.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLexington Books (November 2016)
Weight435g
Number of Pages202
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781498550550
ISBN-10149855055X
Product Code4499701
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