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Title Reggae, Rastafari, and the rhetoric of social control [electronic resource] / by Stephen A. King ; with contributions by Barry T. Bays III and P. Renée Foster.
Author King, Stephen A., 1964-
Publication Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2002]
Copyright date ©2002
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 173 pages) : illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-162) and index.
Contents PART ONE (1959-1971) -- Ska and the roots of Rastafarian musical protest -- Rocksteady, the Rude Boy, and the political awakening of Rastafari -- Early reggae, Black power, and the politicization of Rastafari -- Jamaica Labour Party's "policy of the beast" : the rhetoric of social control strategies -- PART TWO (1972-1980) -- International reggae : popularization and polarization of Rastafari -- Michael Manley and the People's National Party's co-optation of the Rastafari and reggae.
Summary Who changed Bob Marley's famous peace-and-love anthem into "Come to Jamaica and feel all right"? When did the Rastafarian fighting white colonial power become the smiling Rastaman spreading beach towels for American tourists? Drawing on research in social movement theory and protest music, Reggae, Rastafari, and the Rhetoric of Social Control traces the history and rise of reggae and the story of how an island nation commandeered the music to fashion an image and entice tourists. Visitors to Jamaica are often unaware that reggae was a revolutionary music rooted in the suffering of Jamaica's po.
Note Print version record.
Subject Reggae music -- Jamaica -- History and criticism.
Music -- Social aspects -- Jamaica.
Rastafari movement -- Jamaica -- History.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Reggae.
Music -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01030444
Rastafari movement. (OCoLC)fst01090216
Reggae music. (OCoLC)fst01093058
Jamaica. (OCoLC)fst01211575
Genre Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Bays, Barry T.
Foster, P. Renée.
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Related To Print version: King, Stephen A., 1964- Reggae, Rastafari, and the rhetoric of social control. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2002 1578064899 (DLC) 2002001734 (OCoLC)48958541
ISBN 1417506970 (electronic bk.)
9781417506972 (electronic bk.)
9781604730388 (electronic bk.)
1604730382 (electronic bk.)

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