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Author King, Stephen A., 1964- author

Title Reggae, Rastafari, and the rhetoric of social control / by Stephen A. King ; with contributions by Barry T. Bays III and P. Renée Foster
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 173 pages) : illustrations
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-162) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Music -- Social aspects -- Jamaica.
Rastafari movement -- Jamaica -- History.
Reggae music -- Jamaica -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bays, Barry T.
Foster, P. Renée.
ISBN 1417506970 (electronic bk.)
1604730382 (electronic bk.)
9781417506972 (electronic bk.)
9781604730388 (electronic bk.)