Rastafarian Women Literature

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I. Rastafarian Women Literature a. While much has been written about Rastafarianism, little has been written about their women. b. This text is based on more than 14 years of Jamaican Rastafarian research. b.i. It correlates the subordination of Rastafarian women with the marginalization of Jamaican and other Diaspora African women. b.ii. This text is broader than others on the same subject. c. The task of this work is to produce an exegesis of Rasta women that explicates the articulation between material and cultural power. d. Rastafarian influence on Jamaicans was considerable during the 1960s, but since then it has atrophied into music and ganja. e. The ideology of Rastafarianism has been reduced to peace and love by its media popularity, devoid of the racial consciousness the movement had in the 1940s and 1950s. e.i. European and Japanese Rastafarians emphasize ganja, dreadlocks, and reggae as a form of anti-establishment sentiment rather than Afrocentric politics. f. Since sexism is so entrenched in most societies, it can be difficult to
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Unformatted text preview: articulate ways to combat women’s oppression by RastafarI. g. Often sexism is secondary to racism as the most prominent issue for people of African descent. h. Mythology states that pre-colonial Africa was gender egalitarian and that European influence introduced sexism in Africa. h.i. However, lack of equal access to land, female genital mutilation, and violence against women are signs that pre-colonial Africa was not egalitarian. i. Some Western scholars believe it inappropriate to critique Third World societies, however Lake finds such criticism as a natural part of anthropology. i.i. Claiming that cultural relativism plays too large a role prevents important inquiry. j. Rastafarian women embody sexism globally, and Lake seeks to articulate the connection between material, physical, and cultural power in this sexism. k. Reggae music further subordinates Rasta women by making them sex objects and dependent on men. l....
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