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Sociological means : colonial reactions to the radicalization of Rastafari in Jamaica, 1956-1959

Author(s): Frank Jan van Dijk

Journal: New West Indian Guide
ISSN 1382-2373

Volume: 69;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 67;
Date: 1995;
Original page

Keywords: Jamaica | Rastafarianism

Study of the formative stage in the development of the Rastafarian movement. It was a time of rapid radicalization and heightened expectations of an imminent return to Africa. It ended, after a series of violent incidents, with an abortive repatriation effort in 1959. Focuses on the ways the colonial government reacted to Rastafari and the social unrest it created.
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