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Werner Zips (Hg.)

A Universal Philosophy in the Third Milennium. (Mit DVD „Rastafari“)

ISBN 978-3-8258-9820-5
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2006
Seiten 300
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Afrika und ihre Diaspora

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-9820-5 Kategorien: , ,


Rastafari practitioners have continually resisted social
sciences definitions of what outsiders called a
(millenarian) movement. They maintained against these
efforts of categorization that Rastafari as a lived and
living philosophy combines ancient roots with ever emerging
routes. These historical, dynamic and creative dimensions
challenge any homogenizing attempts to freeze the
„movement“ in time and space. African origins are as
important as Diasporean experiences for Rastafari in the
manifold struggles to downstroy slavery and
oppression. But the strong universal appeal towards the
realization of equal rights and justice implodes analytical
and practical limitations of a Black Atlantic culture.

This volume brings together contributions from well known
Rastafari practitioners and social scientists as a counter
to the unilateral politics of outside definition,
identification, and misrepresentation. They discuss
Rastafari as an experiential philosophy; its historical and
contemporary global cultural dimensions and its contribution
to issues such as decolonization, reparations and