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Title Revolutionary threads : Rastafari, social justice, and cooperative economics / Bobby Sullivan.
Author Sullivan, Bobby, author.
Publication Brooklyn, New York, USA : Akashic Books, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Description 235 pages ; 21 cm
Call # 973.04 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-235).
Summary "Revolutionary Threads offers an American Rasta's retelling of episodes in American history with an anticolonial thrust, accented by Bobby Sullivan's own personal experiences. The book ties together various subjects while returning each time to the culture of Rastafari, social justice movements, and cooperative economics. From how we perceive history in general, America's precolonial past, and global capitalism's early development and the resistance to it, to political prisoners and a celebration of religious tolerance, the book approaches North America with an African-centrical perspective. Sullivan aims to dispel the oversimplification of our perceptions of Rastafari, as well as other cultures, in the age of the Internet, where the loudest voices are often the most extreme and divisive. Revolutionary Threads hopes to serve as a unifying agent for our all-too-connected global village, and for the resistance to the consolidation of global capital and all its excesses."--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, 1892-1975.
Rastafari movement -- United States.
Rastafarians -- United States -- Biography.
Social justice -- United States -- Minorities.
United States -- Race relations.
Cultural pluralism -- United States.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- History.
ISBN 1617756555 (paperback)
9781617756559 (paperback)
Standard # 9781617756559

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