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The Resource Visions of Zion : Ethiopians and Rastafari in the search for the promised land, Erin C. MacLeod

Visions of Zion : Ethiopians and Rastafari in the search for the promised land, Erin C. MacLeod

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Visions of Zion : Ethiopians and Rastafari in the search for the promised land
Title
Visions of Zion
Title remainder
Ethiopians and Rastafari in the search for the promised land
Statement of responsibility
Erin C. MacLeod
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In reggae song after reggae song Bob Marley and other reggae singers speak of the Promised Land of Ethiopia. 'Repatriation is a must!' they cry. The Rastafari have been travelling to Ethiopia since the movement originated in Jamaica in the 1930s. They consider it the Promised Land, and repatriation is a cornerstone of their faith. Though Ethiopians see Rastafari as immigrants, the Rastafari see themselves as returning members of the Ethiopian diaspora. In Visions of Zion, Erin C. MacLeod offers the first in-depth investigation into how Ethiopians perceive Rastafari and Rastafarians within Ethiopia and the role this unique immigrant community plays within Ethiopian society. Rastafari are unusual among migrants, basing their movements on spiritual rather than economic choices. This volume offers those who study the movement a broader understanding of the implications of repatriation. Taking the Ethiopian perspective into account, it argues that migrant and diaspora identities are the products of negotiation, and it illuminates the implications of this negotiation for concepts of citizenship, as well as for our understandings of pan-Africanism and south-south migration. Providing a rare look at migration to a non-Western country, this volume also fills a gap in the broader immigration studies literature"--
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MacLeod, Erin C
Dewey number
305.6/996760963
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2532.R37
LC item number
M33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rastafarians
  • Immigrants
  • Rastafarians
  • Rastafari movement
  • Repatriation
  • Citizenship
  • Pan-Africanism
  • Ethnicity
  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia
Label
Visions of Zion : Ethiopians and Rastafari in the search for the promised land, Erin C. MacLeod
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. My father's land -- Ethiopianness -- Christianity and the king, marriage and marijuana -- Speaking of space in/and Shashemene -- Africa Unite, Bob Marley, media, and backlash -- Representations of Rastafari -- Development and cultural citizenship -- Strategies of ethnic identity and African diaspora -- Conclusion. The future of Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Promised Land
Control code
ocn863201030
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 299 pages
Isbn
9781479882243
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014002553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)863201030
Label
Visions of Zion : Ethiopians and Rastafari in the search for the promised land, Erin C. MacLeod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. My father's land -- Ethiopianness -- Christianity and the king, marriage and marijuana -- Speaking of space in/and Shashemene -- Africa Unite, Bob Marley, media, and backlash -- Representations of Rastafari -- Development and cultural citizenship -- Strategies of ethnic identity and African diaspora -- Conclusion. The future of Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Promised Land
Control code
ocn863201030
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 299 pages
Isbn
9781479882243
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014002553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)863201030

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