Readership: Students, scholars, and general readers interested in Rastafarianism and Caribbean religion, culture and society.
Ennis Barrington Edmonds, Director of Multicultural Affairs, Barnard College
"Ennis Edmonds provides a lucid and thought-provoking argument for how Rastafari has become established as a mainstay in Jamaican culture. Modifying Weberian notions of routinization and charisma, Edmonds demonstrates how Rastafari symbols have permeated Jamaican society, ensuring the continued existence of the movement despite its minimal formal structure. Rastafari is important not only to scholars of Caribbean religions, but to anyone interested in how new religions find a stable place in society." - Richard C. Salter, Department of Religious Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges