Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWoman: Gender Constructions by Jeanne Christensen

By Jeanne Christensen

Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWoman:Gender structures within the Shaping of Rastafari Livity examines the complicated ways in which gender and race formed a liberation flow propelled via the Caribbean evolution of an African religious ethos. Jeanne Christensen proposes that Rastafari represents the newest transforming of this religious ethos, often called African religiosity. The booklet contributes a brand new point of view to the literature on Rastafari, and during a old lens, corrects the fundamental static view of Rastafari women.

In definite Rastafari manifestations, a turning out to be livity built by means of RastaMen ultimately excluded ladies from a massive ritual known as "Reasoning"—a wakeful look for existential and ontological fact via self-understanding played in a bunch surroundings. Restoring enterprise to the RastaWoman, Christensen argues that RastaWomen, in detail involved with this non secular ethos, challenged oppressive buildings in the circulate itself. They skirted reputable regulations, conversing out in public and written boards each time such avenues offered themselves, and sought for their very own fact via wakeful intentional self-examination attribute of the Reasoning ritual.

With its strong, theoretically expert narrative, Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWoman:Gender buildings within the Shaping of Rastafari Livity will attract scholars and students drawn to spiritual transformation, resistance routine, gender matters, severe race stories, and the heritage and tradition of the English-speaking Caribbean.

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