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The Rastafarianism from caraibic anticolonialism to youth transgressive subcultures

di Silvia Zanella
in Memoria e Ricerca n.s. 25 (2007), p. 103

The Rastafarianism emerged in Jamaica in 1930, at the time of the coronation of Haile Selassie as Emperor of Ethiopia. Forty years after that date, the movement transferred itself overseas. It was the end of 1970 when a great number of young English blacks (most of whom of Caribbean origin) started to adopt the symbols of their Jamaican pairs so marking the emergence of a new subculture: the Rastas